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.
Many voices. One poem.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for some disturbing violence including a rape, sexual content and language
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5 November 2010 (USA)
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Also Known As:
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf
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Opening Weekend USA: $19,497,324,
7 November 2010
Gross USA: $37,729,698
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $37,747,016
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Frank, open the door! I know you're in there! You got a woman in there? Fine, I am sick of your mess! Without any assistance or guidance from you, I have loved you assiduously for 8 months, 2 weeks, and a day. I been stood up 4 times, left 7 packages on your doorstep, 40 poems, 2 plants, 3 handmade notecards, and I had to leave town to send them. You call at 3 am in the morning on weekdays... charming, charming! But you have been of NO assistance! I want you to know what this has been an ...
Written by Kevin Arline, Anthony Crawford
(as Anthony Shep Crawford), Kenya Ivey, Tavia Ivey, Montell Jordan
, Jimmy Russell and Antonio Santiago
Performed by Gladys Knight
Published by K Boogie Productions (ASCAP), Shep & Shep Music/Rondor-Universal Publishing (ASCAP), Kenyakeys Music (ASCAP), Tavia Joker Ivey Music (ASCAP), SydSkyCruz Publishing adm. by Bicycle Music (ASCAP), Professor Funk Music (ASCAP) and PM45productions (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Dream Merchant 21 and Shakeji, Inc. See more