For Colored GirlsNovember 5, 2010
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.
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 5.1/10 (3,285 voted)
Critic's Score: 50/100
Stars: Janet Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, Whoopi Goldberg
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.
Writers: Tyler Perry, Ntozake Shange
Anika Noni Rose
Many voices. One poem.
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Release Date: 5 November 2010
Filming Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Opening Weekend: $19,497,324
(7 November 2010)
(16 January 2011)
Did You Know?
Mariah Carey was cast as Tangie, but dropped out when she learned she was pregnant.
[enters the office]
Hi! I'm Juanita Sims, and I'm so glad
[shakes hands with Jo]
you took this meeting. Now I'll be quick, because I know you're very busy.
[sits on the chair]
I read in your magazine about your upbringing. I just knew that this would be a program that you would respond to. First of all, I'm a nurse, and I have just opened a free health and wellness clinic in a community center in one of the poorest neighborhoods in this city. Oh, forgive me. I'm just a little nervous. As you know…
Where do I come in?
Well… It's a little non-profit, and everything I do I do out of my own pocket and…
Let me stop you right now. I give to cancer, I give to Africa, I give to education. Those are my charities of choice.
Well, those are all very good charities, but there is so much need in our own community.
'Our?' We are all afforded the same opportunities in 'our' community. What they do with theirs, it is not my issue. Your answer is no. End of conversation.
You're supposed to be commenting on the contents of the movie
This is very much a piece of art. Determining the value of a piece of
art is very personal. This movie may speak to some and may bore others
to death. This movie needed editing, probably shaving a good 30 minutes
off wouldn't have hurt. It has some very powerful scenes and is
definitely not a movie to see because you want to just relax and laugh.
That being said, I am very disappointed that one poster decided to
comment not about the movie but about their own personal prejudices
about black women, and probably black people in general. I'd like to
point out, that NOT ONE woman in this film was on welfare. NOT ONE
woman in this movie was living off "the tax payers" and NOT ONE woman
in this film was living on easy street. If you just want to rant about
your own personal prejudices then go to one of the political blogs.
This is supposed to be an honest discussion about the movie.