Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Oooo Girl You So Different… I Know!
This is my unbiased opinion about For Colored Girls.
I’ve never read the book nor have I seen the play. Nor have I read any other bloggers reviews.
I am not a spoiler! I recommend YOU go see IT for yourself!
Anika Noni Rose- killed the game. She is a STAR! And her style early in the film was gorgeous!
Red lipstick- I must find me some red lipstick!
Tom Ford sunglasses- I must get some!
Michael Ealy was absolutely terrifying in this movie!!! You will NOT be mesmerized by his blue eyes or his beauty!
I have to say Emmit R. Perry Jr. (Tyler) stepped up to the plate and knocked this one out of the park! You know how people sometimes have two sides. This is one of those instances. Tyler Perry let Emmit Perry his real self write the film! I believe the pressure to do this book and play justice influenced his writing and direction. He did a great job! I have in the past been VERY disappointed by his films. But this was so not his film. I believe he tried with all his might to honor the author of the book and play.
This movie will be different things to different women. It is an emotional roller coaster that at times you may want to get off mid-ride. If you have ever experienced any of the pain depicted in the film you will understand if not you won’t. It may be overwhelming for some to see all the hurt a man can cause a woman in one film, but it is what it is. I came away from this film feeling melancholy. But that’s me I’m an emotional person.
Each actor brought their A game. The acting was excellent! I normally have a problem with Janet Jackson and even she surprised me.
I believe once I read the book I will have a fuller understanding of the poetry (spoken word) that was woven throughout the movie. To me the writing was beautiful!
These women were absolutely fabulous. The characters were believable and somebody better be nominated and receive awards!!
My one criticism is there was a bit of predictability with some scenes, but still well acted.
So that’s it. MY opinion of FOR COLORED GIRLS.