Ntozake Shange

Author of  For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enough 

For me, this is Tyler Perry’s best work.  I commend him for bringing our story to the big screen and as always, like his works or not, he provides JOBS for Black folks!  He provides jobs for blacks in the movie industry.

Cast from left Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Janet Jackson, Kimberly Elise, Phylicia Rashad, Loretta Devine, Tessa Thompson, and Thandie Newton.  Macy Gray and Whoopie also starred in FCG.  *(All BLACK female cast)

Trailer for For Colored Girls

3 Chcis would love to hear our sister’s thoughts on the movie.  Ametia saw it last Friday. 

I’ll refrain from leaving my review, other than what I’ve stated above.  It’s Tyler Perry’s best by far, and he gives black actors and actresses work!

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4 Responses to For COLORED GIRLS…Let’s Claim It ALL

  1. Ametia says:

    November 8, 2010, 10:00 AM ET.‘For Colored Girls,’ Tyler Perry’s First R-Rated Movie, Holds Up at Box Office.

    Has Tyler Perry crossed over? Not yet, at least.

    The African American media mogul responsible for a string of successful comedies over the last five years that specifically catered to a niche black audience (see “Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail”), Perry has made a moderately successful transition to more serious drama with “For Colored Girls,” an adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s 1975 classic feminist play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf.”

    Though the film’s inaugural $20.1 million box office was lower than the openings for Perry’s previous three films, sales were in line with the estimates of distributor Lionsgate, which has released every one of Perry’s films since 2005’s “Diary of a Mad Black Woman.”

    Given that “For Colored Girls” was Perry’s first R-rated movie, the only since “Black Woman” not to carry his own name in the title, and deals with provocative issues such as rape and abortion, the opening can actually be seen as outstanding. In fact, the only R-rated dramas this year to break $20 million in their openings were “Shutter Island” and “The Town” (and both had thriller elements and major stars).

    “I think it performed very well,” says analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “Also, its appeal to older women and older audiences in general means it will play for the long haul rather than being very front-loaded.”

  2. opulent2 says:

    I thought the performances by the actresses was outstanding as well as the recitation of the poems was superb.

    The theme of the movie …tales of woe…was tiring. How many tales of woe can a person listen to in one movie…and there were EIGHT of them….egad!

    Quite a downer…and worst of all nothing was solved. Just endless woe.

    • Ametia says:

      The movie was intense, no doubt about it. For me, I wasn’t looking for resolution. I saw read the book and saw the play over a decade ago. The themes are just as relevant today as they were 35 years ago. Our emotions aren’t resolved they evolve.

      I experienced the raw and the suble nuances of each woman’s journey, and while my life expereinces weren’t so volatile or tragic as some of theirs, the emotional component is shared.

      Do we still not get angry, envious, blue, tired, feel liberated, loved, fearful, powerless, empowered, abandoned at times, moments where we don’t accept ourselves fully, embrace ourselves, nutured, nuturer? We’re all that, why do we find it hard to claim it ALL. We’re human.

      Some women wept in the theater that I attended. Some knew the stories all too well, some rejoiced in the fact that others knew them too, and that they were not alone. Some learned that their life circumstances did not have to dictate their states of consciousness, but their state of consciousness dictates their circumstances.

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