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, Wide Release
Gross USA: $37,721,949, 16 January 2011
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Janet Jackson's character's name is Jo, which is Jackson's second middle name in real life, Janet Damita Jo Jackson. See more
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I got a real dead loving here for you now, because I don't know anymore how to avoid my own face wet with my tears! Because I had convinced myself that colored girls have no right to sorrow!
I guess this is goodbye.
Like you've never seen it before.
Drive Me Crazy
Written by Zach Danziger
, Sarai Howard
and Ali Dee
(as Ali Theodore)
Performed by Miss Eighty6
Published by Canvas One Music (BMI)
Courtesy of DeeTown Entertainment See more