For Colored Girls Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 6016

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 28

Theatrical Release Date: 11/05/2010

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/08/2011

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Tyler Perry

Actors: Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, Loretta Devine, Kerry Washington, Omari Hardwick, Anika Noni Rose

Plot: Explores how the world looks through the eyes of 20 different black women of all ages and walks of life. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
2/4

Sonya - wrote on 07/15/2011

I had not read the book, so I didn’t have any expectations beforehand. Reading the book would have prepared me for the format. Not a bad collection of stories, it was nice to see the women fight back and overcome their situations.

Rating of
2.5/4

Freddie - wrote on 02/24/2011

This movie was like a musical but instead of songs there was poetry. It was a little odd at first, but you get used to it once you catch on. The acting was amazing. Thandie Newton deserves and Oscar, it's a shame that she wasn't even considered. She was amazing. The film itself was pure drama. It was a little bit too much drama. Some of it was was just so unbelievable. However, if you like melodrama in movie then it's perfect.

Rating of
3/4

sapien - wrote on 02/08/2011

I think I liked this movie. But, as with all movies that have poor black people in them, you have to wonder what kind of message it's sending. However for pure drama, you can't beat this movie.

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patjohnson76
patjohnson76
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Rating of
2.5/4

A good try, just didn't turn out

patjohnson76 - wrote on 03/05/2011

For Colored Girls is based on the landmark 1975 stage play of the same (though a little longer) name, and in terms of literature, it's a pretty significant piece of work. Unfortunately, it doesn't transfer as well to the screen as people involved hoped. It isn't necessarily because the material is too heavy, it's more because the play is filled with poetic monologues, and when the characters break into them, it comes off as more odd than emotionally dramatic. The "coming-together" of the stories at the end doesn't gel as well as it should, in fact I was wondering who a couple of the characters were.

That's not to say this was a solid attempt with some good performances - particularly from Phylicia Rashad in a supporting matronly role and Kimberly Elise, who handles the the film's …

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