• For Colored Girls (2010)

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Release Date: November 5th, 2010

DVD Release Date: February 8th, 2011

R|2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary
In New York, a group of black women, most of whom live in the same Harlem apartment building, faces personal crises, heartbreak and other challenges. Crystal (Kimberly Elise) faces an unhappy existence as an abused lover. Jo (Janet Jackson) is a successful magazine editor, but her husband has a secret double life. Juanita (Loretta Devine) is a relationship counselor but cannot seem to get her love life in order. These three and others become bound together by their experiences.

Cast: Kimberly Elise, Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad

Director: Tyler Perry

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Lionsgate Films

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

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  • Perry weaves together not just the individual stories but their arcs, sustaining the emotional tenor across the progress of nine lives. show more

  • At its best, Shange's work is a lyric journey through the storm to the rainbow. At its worst, Perry's movie is a relentless dance between the victimizer and his victim. Shange's poetic flow gets choked by Perry's stilted prose. show more

  • (Perry) style is too crude and stagy for Shange's transformative evocation of black female life, and his moralizing strikes exactly the wrong notes to express the pain and longing that cries out from her heated poetry. show more

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