The movie is based on Ntozake Shange's play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf." Unlike the original play which featured only 7 women known by colors performing the collection of 20 poems, the movie has given each of the 20 characters names. Each of the poems deal with intense issues that particularly impact women in a thought-provoking commentary on what it means to be a female of color in the world.
Many voices. One poem.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for some disturbing violence including a rape, sexual content and language
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5 November 2010 (USA)
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Also Known As:
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf
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Opening Weekend USA: $19,497,324,
7 November 2010
Gross USA: $37,721,949
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
In the original play, the characters did not have names, and were known instead by the colors of their costumes: "Lady in Red", "Lady in Purple", "Lady in Blue", "Lady in Yellow", etc. Although the movie's characters do have names, both the movie and its advertising continue the color-theming of the characters. See more
When the "Lady in Green", Loretta Devine, does her solo of "Someone took my stuff" because her boyfriend walked out on her; she has on two different green earrings. See more
Save your "sorry." One thing I don't need are anymore apologies. I got sorry greeting me at the front door. You can keep yours. I don't know what to do with them... I can't even... I have to throw some away. I can't even get to the clothes in my closet for all the sorries. I'm not even sorry about you being sorry.
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Written by Bosco Mann
(as B. Mann), Sharon Jones
(as S. Jones), Homer Steinweiss
(as H. Steinweiss), Neal Sugarman
(as N. Sugarman) and Thomas Brenneck
(as T. Brenneck)
Performed by Sharon Jones
& The Dap-Kings
(as The Dap-Kings)
Published by Boscosound (BMI), Treatsound Music (BMI), Songs from Defend (BMI) and Songs of Kobalt (BMI)
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