For Colored Girls (2010)

Director: Tyler Perry

Writer(s): Tyler Perry, Ntozake Shange (play)

Starring: Kimberly Elise, Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Whoopi Goldberg, Macy Gray, Michael Ealy, Omari Hardwick, Richard Lawson, Hill Harper, Khalil Kain, Rayna Tharani, Jaycee Williams, Thomas ‘Deuce’ Jessup, May Zayan, John Crow, Michael Cory Davis, Jason Graham, Ayo Sorrells, Kendrick Cross, Joe Amato, Brya Wood, Jackie Prucha, Holly Crawshaw, Roevely Rancell, David Feigenbaum, Karen Slack, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Jeanette Illidge, Haji Abdullah, Sidney Baxley, Tim Blanchard, Kate Caldwell, Gregory R. Campbell, Frances Cobb, Michael L. Covington, Lee Darnell, Curtis Gammage, Michael Garland, TJ Hassan, Walter Hendrix III, Barry Hopkins, Cru Jones, Key Jones, Eric Lovett, Thina Lowe, Todd Maynor, Ken Melde, Deidre D. Mosely, Donald Norris Jr., Kenichiro Ohashi, William Palmer Jr., Karissa Parran, Debrika Wright Person, Elizabeth Pistolis, Charlene Yedveta Robinson, Al G. Sillah, Jill St. Williams, Latika Sye, Joshua Tanksley, Indi Tyton, Summer Valentine, Steve Warren, Wayne Webb, Natasha A. Williams

Synopsis: 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.

Release Date: November 5, 2010 (USA) | Length: 133 min | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: Rated R for some disturbing violence including a rape, sexual content and language.

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