Making the Grades
Release Date: 5 November 2010 (Limited)
Because we only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies at Parent Previews we did not review this limited release title. For your convenience, we have provided some brief information about the film’s synopsis and content.
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.
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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.