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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Did You Know?
The original title of Ntozake Shange
's play is "for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf" (complete with the unorthodox capitalization, spelling, and punctuation). 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
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Sechita (A Senhora Em Amarelo)
Written by Jay Weigel
Performed by The Carondelet Percussion Ensemble
Published by Music of Melpomene (BMI)
Courtesy of Carondelet Music Group, LLC See more
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: $37,729,698
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $37,981,984
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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