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For Colored Girls (2010)

 -  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.

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

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

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

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$37,721,949 (USA) (14 January 2011)
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The original title of Ntozake Shange's play is "for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf" (complete with the unorthodox capitalization, spelling, and punctuation). See more »

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Jo: I went to my gynecologist, and before you, every level in my body was fine.
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Jo: Tell me the truth, Carl. Who have you been sleeping with?
Carl: Jo, I promise you since... Since you and I have been together, I have not slept with another woman, and I promise you that.
Jo: What about a man?
Carl: What the fuck did you just ask me?
Jo: I see the way you look at them when you think I'm not paying attention. I see it. The pool boy in the Hamptons, my driver, the guy the other night at the ...
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Written by Michael Greene, Eric Olson, Ric Robbins and Nathaniel Lee Thacker
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Courtesy of Position Music
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its sad to see so much haters...
10 November 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

I'm sorry to write this down, there is so much haters around here! people that don't know anything about movies whatsoever.

don't write a review after reading the "expert critics" those journal critics are so lame they are full of sorrow, dreams that they didn't accomplish, its sad to see the beautiful work from Tyler Perry, getting so much hate.

GREAT MOVIE!!! personal opinion here shouldn't be used as review, there is a lot of kind of movies, people that like horror, thriller, drama, comedy.

if you don't like, please don't be a hater!


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