By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Tyler Perry's latest film stars Janet Jackson, Kerry Washington, Anika Noni Rose and Thandie Newton.
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For Colored GirlsBy Nan44 (2 reviews) from London UK , 20 Dec 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]A truly harrowing but absorbing 2plus hour tale of the relationship lives of 9 African American women. The film is unremitting in showing the horrors that can occur in male-female relationships and although at times, it sailed close to the laughable it pulled back to pure hard hitting drama. Heavy-going, the storyline does not let up and by the end one is emotionally battered by the cruelty that goes on. However, it is rare to see a film so bleak that is also totally watchable and that engages the audience so much. Sharp editing and a superb cast, Thandi Newton is excellent as the woman who uses and disposes of men and provides the only lighter moments in the film; Janet Jackson in killer heels is convincing (although not featured as much in the film) as the magazine executive and Loretta Devine as the community group leader is naturally funny in whatever role she plays. The message in this film is a million miles away from the usual sugary coated Hollywood romance but raw, gritty truth that is the reality for many; albeit not usually covered in one 2hour helping!
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Meh seen betterBy a customer , 23 Feb 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideIt was ok, but I found it annoying. Everyone watched the kids dangling out of the window but no one tries to catch them! And the busy boddy had keys to the apartment. I also found it annoying when they started talking in poetry randomly. Thandi Newton and loretta divine were brilliant as can be expected. Janet jackson is super annoying as an actress!
Black girls rockBy a customer , 24 Nov 2012Time out and Love film reviews can kiss my a** 2/3 out of 5? Brilliant poetic acting, compartmentalised perfectly to bring all the stories together. It shows us as women, how to listen, learn, share, be more open, not be scared to show love or speak up. Thing is we know this of ourselves, we just need the same strength from our supporting men.
The only crazy bit in the film is when the mother is cleaning up the side walk where the children (*), all of a sudden they are up in that poor woman's apartment?!?! And the she goes off and ?....other than that, I needed this film.
Dramatic and BrilliantBy a customer , 15 Sep 2012This film was brilliant. It is very dramatic but holds your attention right through till the end scene. Definitely worth a watch.
coloured girlsBy a customer , 10 May 2012a very deep and powerful meaning with great passion fantastic actors would recommend 8 out of 10 may your heart and mind be open!!!! 8/10
Very moving yet brilliant adaptationBy a customer , 03 Apr 2012For me,Janet Jackson shines throughout the feature (as do all the others, but she particularly did it for me) Such a brilliant adaptation of Ntozake Shange's 'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf' book/ poems. Tyler Perry -and the cast alike- were amazing and the whole feature was moving and brilliant to watch. There were points where I could feel my tears coming out, and then somehow feel inspired. Such a beautiful movie for the right audience