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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.
Why Is For Colored Girls Rated R?
For Colored Girls is rated R for some disturbing violence including a rape, sexual content and language.
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This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
- Occasional upsetting and disturbing scenes.
- Violent acts depicted in a realistic manner, with detail and blood shown.
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Nudity seen in a brief sexual situation.
- Implied sexual activity.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Coarse language.
Drugs and Alcohol:
- Tobacco use.
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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 Madeas 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.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Details on home video releases of For Colored Girls...
For Colored Girls releases to home video on February 8, 2011.