“For Colored Girls” Gets Mixed Reviews

November 7th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
colorNov 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Much awaited film “For Colored Girls” hit the theaters on November 5 and the film has received good reviews from its critics and its fans. The movie is an adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s 1975 stage play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf” and it is directed, produced and written by Tyler Perry. The movie has become a cultural phenomenon for the women across the world right after its release as it portrayed the lives of eight women and showed their suffering, domestic abuse, infanticide, back-alley abortions, rape and many other hardships they had gone through in their lives.

The critics are of the opinion that the director Tyler Perry has brought to the screen the sufferings of women in his 20 part “choreopoem” where they showed their struggles and strengths. The girls in the movie are known by their colors and the wonderful performance of the powerhouse star-cast has made the movie a recipient of the Heartland Truly Moving Pictures Award in its first week. A reputed media source reported that the movie is the best thing Tyler Perry has done “to date”. Thandie Newton, Janet Jackson, and Kimberly Elise received accolades of appreciation for their performance and they have been highly praised for their efforts.

Some sources said that Tyler Perry’s movie was weak during its first half and then gradually it picked up its strength. A reputed media source reported that the film “For Colored Girls” is set in the present and “black people” do not use the word “colored” anymore and hence in some portions the film seemed “unrealistic”. However, Loretta Devine lived up to the expectation of the people in her funny and vivid character. Janet Jackson also received appreciation for her performance.

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