For Colored Girls – Die Tränen des Regenbogens (2010)

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For Colored Girls – Die Tränen des Regenbogens: Directed by Tyler Perry. With Kimberly Elise, Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Thandiwe Newton. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.

“After reading the early reviews of For Colored Girls, I walked in not really expecting much but a lot of drama. I have to say that i mostly disagree with the bad reviews, but I understand the issues with the movie.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eLets start with the good: The acting was great. Loretta devineu0026#39;s voice was very annoying at times, but she made me laugh and knew how to play with the character. Anika Noni Rose did very well from being on top, then falling, then picking up the pieces. She has great potential for being something great. Tessa Thomas made me fall in love with her!!!! OMG!!!! With hard work, she can do something spectacular. She did very well with her emotional scenes and was very believable. Whoppi was hilarious but it wasnu0026#39;t Oscar worthy. Sheu0026#39;s still got it though. Kerry Washington did well with what she was given. I wish she stood out more but it was great seeing her on screen. The entertainment factor was on point. There were some scenes hard to watch and some things unexpected, but it kept you enthralled in the filmu003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eTHE BAD: OMG… JANET!!!!! I had so much faith in her performance but once again, I was let down. She just doesnu0026#39;t have it! Her lines and acting was so frozen and she looked like a mannequin in tears. Its so frustrating because I know she can do so much better. Phlyica Rashadu0026#39;s character was absolutely wasted. But for what she was given, she was amazing. Tyler should have used such a great actress more extensively and I was waiting for Phlycia to steal my heart. I did love the way Phylicia recited her poem to Thandie in her apartment room. Her reading was sooo believable and well executed. The transition from the poem to the Tyleru0026#39;s language was so drastic and not fluid at all. You could easily tell when the actresses went from his writing to the books. It just didnu0026#39;t work for me but it was challenging working with great choreopoems. I love Thandie Newton to death and she did a good job acting in this movie, but in some scenes, she overdid it. It was a little too much that she was giving, but overall it was a good body of work. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eFinally: OMG!!!! Please give Kimberly Elise an Oscar Nomination. She took my breath away with her performance. It was heartbreaking and spellbinding. If she doesnu0026#39;t get a nomination, I will be floored. She is long overdue and her acting was superb!!!!!!!u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOverall, this is Tyleru0026#39;s best but he still has room to grow. Just go and see the movie for yourself and please have an open mind. Good job Tyler and I expect you to grow from this point forward.”


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