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Still shot from the movie: For Colored Girls.

For Colored Girls

Based on a play by Ntozake Shange, For Colored Girls looks at a group of black women attending the same recovery group, and the different personal experiences that brought them together. This is a serious dramatic piece even though it is directed by Tyler Perry, who is better known for his comedic work. Get the movie review and more. »

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Run Time: 135
Theater Release: 05 Nov 2010
Video Release: 08 Feb 2011
MPAA Rating: R
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The movie is based on Ntozake Shange’s play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.

Actor/director Tyler Perry has tackled race-related issues before, but usually from a humorous perspective, as in Madea’s Family Reunion. Other movies that show characters attempting to overcome additions and/or life traumas include Antwone Fisher, 28 Days, Confessions of a Shopaholic and Bounce.

Home Video Extra Features

For Colored Girls releases to home video on February 8, 2011.

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