For Colored Girls

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Based on ntozake shange's award-winning 1975 play, which consists of a series of poems performed through a cast of nameless women, known only by color. It deals with such subjects as love, abandonment, rape and abortion.


Studio Lions Gate
SKU 219444021
UPC 031398131212
UPC 14 00031398131212
Format DVD
Release Date 2/18/2014
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Editors Note
Note Ntozake Shange?s 1970s stage classic, FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF, is brought to the screen in this adaptation.
Variety "[T]he do-it-all auteur demonstrates an ambition beyond any of his previous work....There's some great acting being done here..." 10/22/2010
Los Angeles Times "FOR COLORED GIRLS is the most mature work yet for Perry, whose emotional nakedness is as visible in this piece as that of his cast. He coaxes standout out performances from [the cast]..." 11/05/2010
Box Office 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hese ladies -- even at their weakest -- carry themselves with the confidence of winners, and we cling to their strength like a life raft." 11/03/2010
Movieline "Perry weaves together not just the individual stories but their arcs, sustaining the emotional tenor across the progress of nine lives." 11/04/2010
Tyler Perry
Kimberly Elise
Janet Jackson
Loretta Devine
Thandie Newton
Cast & Crew
Kimberly Elise - Star
Janet Jackson - Star
Loretta Devine - Star
Thandie Newton - Star
Anika Noni Rose - Star
Kerry Washington - Star
Tessa Thompson - Star
Phylicia Rashad - Star
Whoopi Goldberg - Star
Macy Gray - Star
Nzingha Stewart - Executive Producer
Ntozake Shange - Source Writer
Tyler Perry - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2010
UPC 00031398131212
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 134 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
ReviewSource Newsweek
Review ...will make you smile, break your heart and bring you face to face with the joys, realities and pains of women of color in a way not seen on film before...
Reviewer Allison Samuels
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review ...The effect is like watching an opera without music. Or a musical drama in which no one sings. These departures from a realistic convention never feel like static set pieces - that's the great success of the film and of the poems themselves....
Reviewer Mick LaSalle
ReviewRating 10
DVD, Widescreen, English, Subtitled, Spanish, Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital (5.1)
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Miki Turner, JET Magazine ...magical..colorful...intense...
Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel ...Gloriously poetic...

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