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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.

Director:

Tyler Perry

Writers:

Tyler Perry (screenplay), Ntozake Shange (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kimberly Elise ... Crystal / Brown
Janet Jackson ... Jo / Red
Loretta Devine ... Juanita / Green
Thandie Newton ... Tangie / Orange
Anika Noni Rose ... Yasmine / Yellow
Kerry Washington ... Kelly / Blue
Tessa Thompson ... Nyla / Purple
Phylicia Rashad ... Gilda
Whoopi Goldberg ... Alice / White
Macy Gray ... Rose
Michael Ealy ... Beau Willie
Omari Hardwick ... Carl
Richard Lawson ... Frank
Hill Harper ... Donald
Khalil Kain ... Bill
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Many voices. One poem.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,497,324, 7 November 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,721,949, 16 January 2011
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was a 1975 play, first staged in California. It has also been performed Off-Broadway and on Broadway, and adapted as a book, a television movie to a planned theatrical film. See more »

Goofs

When the "Lady in Green", Loretta Devine, does her solo of "Someone took my stuff" because her boyfriend walked out on her; she has on two different green earrings. See more »

Quotes

Gilda: Ordinary, brown-braided woman with big legs and full lips... you become yourself.
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Performed by Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Whoopi Goldberg, Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, Kerry Washington with Joshua Bell, Aaron Zigman & The Hollywood Studio Symphony (as The Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra)
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Awesome in every way
8 November 2010 | by leslies-892-883848See 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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