Movie Review : Movie Review by Shem Mugisha

MOVIE: FOR COLOURED GIRLSRated RRunning Time: 2 hrsGenre: Drama, Special Interest Release Date: Nov 5, 2010Plot: the movie is based on Ntozake Shange’s Obie Award-winning play exploring the plight of black women who make the leap from stage to screen. It is a classic tale with touching moments and a real story line.

MOVIE: FOR COLOURED GIRLS
Rated R
Running Time: 2 hrs
Genre: Drama, Special Interest
Release Date: Nov 5, 2010
Plot: the movie is based on Ntozake Shange’s Obie Award-winning play exploring the plight of black women who make the leap from stage to screen. It is a classic tale with touching moments and a real story line.

Verdict: Despite the very fancy cast assembled for this adaptation of the 1975 play, there is too much melodrama that drowns the real plot and essence of the story. If you are keen on details, the movie is a total disaster. But, for the less attentive, it makes for a dramatic watch.
Cast: Oprah Winfrey, Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton, Janet Jackson, Kimberly Elise
Directed By: Tyler Perry
Distributed by: Lionsgate

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