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
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?
In the original play, the characters did not have names, and were known instead by the colors of their costumes: "Lady in Red", "Lady in Purple", "Lady in Blue", "Lady in Yellow", etc. Although the movie's characters do have names, both the movie and its advertising continue the color-theming of the characters. See more
[All goofs for this title are spoilers.
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 ...
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Written by Bosco Mann
(as B. Mann), Sharon Jones
(as S. Jones), Homer Steinweiss
(as H. Steinweiss), Neal Sugarman
(as N. Sugarman) and Thomas R. Brenneck
(as T. Brenneck)
Performed by Sharon Jones
& The Dap-Kings
(as The Dap-Kings)
Published by Boscosound (BMI), Treatsound Music (BMI), Songs from Defend (BMI) and Songs of Kobalt (BMI)
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