film review

Director Tyler Perry has thrown his hat in the Oscar ring with For Colored Girls. Based on Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking 1974 choreopoem, the film boasts a dazzling, multigenerational cast of black actresses: Janet Jackson, Kimberly Elise, Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton, Phylicia Rashad, Tessa Thompson, Whoopi Goldberg, and Macy Gray.