For Colored Girls When The Rainbow is Not Enough?

There is a new movie directed by Tyler Perry named "For Colored Girls," it's an adaptation of a series of poems named For Colored Girls When The Rainbow is Not Enough.
Have you seen the movie? What did you think about it? I read some of the critics and most agree it's a bad movie and it didn't keep the essence of the poems.

Is the new movie "For colored girls" an attempt to make white people look like the evil bad guys?
What is your opinion on "For Colored Girls?"

asked by Perfect in Movies | 2954 views | 11-05-2010 at 07:56 PM

For Colored Girls is just like any other movie: telling a story through someone's point of view.

In 1974, a San Francisco-based poet and dancer named Ntozake Shange put pen to paper to describe the pains, struggles and paradoxes of being a woman of color in America. Today, her prose poem/play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf stands as a literary classic that touched so many in its day and has continued to be influential and relevant ever since.

For Colored Girls weaves together the stories of nine women, all coping with varying degrees of torment. The director, Tyler Perry, assembled talented actors for the movie. Perry has updated the narrative to present day, creating new scenarios and incorporating the original lyrical language.

In Shange's play, women share their stories of having left a dangerous place for a safe one. They use poetry and movement to purge themselves of the pain, ultimately drawing lessons and support from one another. Though Perry's adaptation retains several of Shange's "choreopoems," it focuses as much on the abusive men as on the women recovering their dignity.

answered by Sun | 11-05-2010 at 07:56 PM

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