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For Colored Girls

Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Kerry Washington and Anika Noni Rose star in this ensemble adaptation of Ntozake Shange's stage play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow is Enuf. The original is a rather dated tone poem about black female identity. Director Tyler Perry (Madea Goes to Jail) shoehorns a bunch of conventional plot and character amongst Shange's abstract monologues, resulting in the auteur's usual melodramatic soap opera. At least no one is in drag. 120 minutes R.