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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Crystal / Brown
... Jo / Red
... Juanita / Green
... Tangie / Orange
... Yasmine / Yellow
... Kelly / Blue
... Nyla / Purple
... Gilda
... Alice / White
... Rose
... Beau Willie
... Carl
... Frank
... Donald
... Bill
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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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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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Jurnee Smollett-Bell was cast as Nyla, but had to drop out due to her commitment to Friday Night Lights (2006). See more »

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Quotes

Jo: Save your "sorry." One thing I don't need are anymore apologies. I got sorry greeting me at the front door. You can keep yours. I don't know what to do with them... I can't even... I have to throw some away. I can't even get to the clothes in my closet for all the sorries. I'm not even sorry about you being sorry.
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References Rodan (1956) See more »

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Alone In My Room
Written by Jefferey Hernandez and Danny W. Johnson
Performed by Danny Wayne
Published by Sicmoney Music (ASCAP) and Miles Labat Publishing Designee (BMI)
Courtesy of Artistfinders
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Academy Voters PLEASE Consider the Acting in For Colored Girls
5 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

My husband, mother and I saw this at midnight. It was Phenomenal, Realistic, Gripping, Captivating and Awesomely acted. Perfect casting. Any woman can relate and men as well can see and hear struggles that their mothers,sisters, wives and friends never talk about. Its deep and passionate. I can not understand the critics that say the poetry is not in sync with the film. I think TP captured the realism of each woman's situation and how it not only affected them but others around them. The scene involving Chrystal's loss and Jo's witnessing it was a earth shattering piece that Tyler captured beautifully as Janet's character is forced to take off her blinders, ignore no more, melt her coldness and change. Each actress played her part well. This movie needs Academy attention. Each actress should earn an academy nomination but Kimberly Elise #1 should win . Janet's facial expressions,capturing the essence of her character's persona thats so deeply hidden she has become a human in a shell like mannequin alone should win like Judy Dench supporting actress for 8 minute performance in only four scenes as Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare in Love.


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