For Colored Girls parents guide

For Colored Girls Parent Guide

Release date November 5, 2010

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? The MPA rated For Colored Girls R for some disturbing violence including a rape, sexual content and language.

Run Time: 135 minutes

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For Colored Girls
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is For Colored Girls rated R? For Colored Girls is rated R by the MPAA for some disturbing violence including a rape, sexual content and language.

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 Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Nudity seen in a brief sexual situation.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Embracing and kissing.


- Coarse language.

- Slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use.

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Cast and Crew

For Colored Girls is directed by Tyler Perry and stars Janet Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, Whoopi Goldberg.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of For Colored Girls movie is February 8, 2011. Here are some details…

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

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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.