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For Colored Girls, an oscar-worthy effort

By pkbmm214 on 11/6/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

"For Colored Girls" is, without a doubt, Tyler Perry's finest film to date. With its ensemble of raw and wide-ranging talent, Perry deftly captures the heart of Ntozake Shange' play, "for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf". While the cast all get to show-case their individual abilities, it is Kimberly Elise's painful, bare and heartwrenching portrayal of an abused woman that cements the film as a worthy oscar contender. The Academy can no longer ignore the powerhouse that is Elise. The film was an excellent vehicle to portray her exceptional prowess as one of the best actresses of our generation. Other cast members - Anika Nani Rose (also a possible oscar nominee), Loretta Divine, Phylica Rashad, Macy Gray, Tessa Thompson, Thandie Newton and Janet Jackson are mesmerising in their respective roles. Sadly, Whoopi Goldberg and Kerry Washington's performances were the weakest. But overall, this film is a must-see for all audiences. The message is universal, current and powerful. "For Colored Girls" has certainly earned Tyler Perry a place at the Oscar table. Well done!

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