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For Colored Girls (2010)

R | | Drama | 5 November 2010 (USA)
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Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.



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The movie is based on Ntozake Shange's play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf." Unlike the original play which featured only 7 women known by colors performing the collection of 20 poems, the movie has given each of the 20 characters names. Each of the poems deal with intense issues that particularly impact women in a thought-provoking commentary on what it means to be a female of color in the world. Written by Anonymous

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Many voices. One poem.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing violence including a rape, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$19,497,324 (USA) (5 November 2010)


$37,721,949 (USA) (14 January 2011)

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[opening lines; all in voiceover]
Yasmine: [as she dances] Dark phrases of womanhood, of never having been a girl. Half-note scattered without rhythm.
Juanita: [as she waters her plants] ... without rhythm. No tune distraught. Laughter falling over a black girl's shoulders. It's funny...
Gilda: [as she cleans dust away with her broom] ... funny. It's hysterical. The melodylessness of her dance. Don't tell nobody, don't tell a soul. She's dancing on beer cans and shingles.
Jo: [as she readies herself for bed] She's dancing on ...
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Written by Warryn Campbell, Juan Winans and Lisa Kimmey Winans
Performed by Lalah Hathaway
Courtesy of Concord Music Group
Published by Wet Ink Red Music/EMI Music Publishing (ASCAP), Parkside and Curtis Music Publishing (BMI),
Paper Girl Music (ASCAP), MY TY PE Music Publishing (BMI) and Typee Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Very Perry Films
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Awesome in every way
8 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was by far one of the best and most realistic movies I have seen in a long time. I was actually shocked to see bad reviews that were so blatantly disrespectful to those of us who liked the movie. i.e commenting that if we liked it we must think Mc.Donald's is good food. Our goal here is to comment on the movie.

Yes it was graphic, yes it was vulgar and yes it will make you cry. However, the women in this movie all had issues I know myself and most other women of color could relate to in some way. If you were one of the people who may have thought there was just too much going on in this movie to be real I would say praise God you were afforded the opportunity to live in a box your entire life. I am a triple degree college graduate who came from the ghetto and an abused home so I know this stuff really happens. I am just happy for a change it wasn't sugar coated.

This was one of Tyler Perry's best work even if it did make me sad. Sad because I can just think of all the people I know and women who are just like those in the movie living on no hope or false hope. In the end it reminded me I need to do a better job in sharing my Witness the gospel of Jesus Christ. Great Movie!!!!!

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