I cried and cried... and cried. Sad tears, angry tears, confused tears and really hot tears over the truth, art, beauty and pain of For Colored Girls the movie. A fan of the book written by Ntozake Shange since freshman year of high school in the early nineties, I was impressed and overwhelmed by the infusion of the poems in the book throughout the movie. This is easily the best screenplay and production by Tyler Perry to date. From casting to characterization of each color in the rainbow of woman it was done well in the only way Phylicia Rashad, Kimberly Elise, Loretta Devine and Whoopi Goldberg can do. Every woman represents a part of the story emphasizing the importance of not allowing anything in life to keep you from being you. Life, men, hurt, pain and sorrow will try to rob you of the essence of your being but never release yourself from the beauty of being yourself, no matter your hue. Enjoy the metaphysical experience of being a colored woman, the color in the rainbow God painted you is more than enuf.
the book that inspired the movie