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'For Colored Girls' led by Tyler Perry is a version of a Tony Award nominated choreopoem written by Ntozake Shange. Clint O’Conner a reviewer for the Plain Dealer writes about Tyler Perry, "He has taken Ntozake Shange's 1974 choreopoem 'For Colored Girls Who've Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf' and both condensed and enlarged it to some big-screen extravaganza analyzing the black female experience in America" (O'Connor 1). 'For Colored Girls' is an emotionally charged drama about the struggles facing the modern-day black women finding their voice in the us. This master piece with an all-star cast of African American women will be talked about for years to come. Tyler Perry is in his finest and the outfit of African-American actresses that he has brought together to portray Ms. Shange's unique cast is amazing. I concur with Peter Debruge when he talks about Mr. Perry's job, " In adapting Ntozake Shange's Tony-nominated drama - a cycle of poetic monologues regarding abuse, abortion and other problems facing contemporary black ladies, instead of a conventional narrative - the do-it-all auteur demonstrates an ambition beyond any of his previous work" (Debruge 1). Tyler Perry's film tackles each problem from rape to post traumatic stress disorder using an abbreviated teaser that matches the first work by Ms. Shange. The film starts with the lives of eight women whose lives intertwine and intersect at a present day Harlem walk-up. Patrick Ivers, film writer writes "Tyler Perry's powerful opera of poetry and pain and valuable intensity, lyrical lament to rhythms of bitterness brings together eight women and their traumatic experiences. They have suffered physical and verbal abuse, abandonment, infidelity, infection, i.. .

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