Monday, December 13, 2010

For Colored Girls??

I finally had the opportunity to get to the movies and see For Colored Girls. I don't know how to begin to describe how the movie made me feel. I haven't actually been able to decide whether or not I liked it.

I felt like there were far too many intense issues crammed into a tiny movie. Before I had a chance to really live with and think about anything happening that I felt should have been significant, I couldn't because there was something equally heavy happening in another scene.

Don't get me wrong; the actresses were quite brilliant... Then again, that was to be expected. I confess that I have not yet read the play, but if it is anything like the movie, I'm not sure that I need to read it. I'm going to read it anyway, though.

The movie left me feeling uneasy and anxious. And I couldn't help wondering why this was supposed to be for colored girls. Yes, all of these situations are things that happen all of the time. But did they really need to be happening all at once? Probably not.

Not to mention I really was not crazy about the way that the men were portrayed in this movie. Everyone has issues, but again, it was too much.

As I said, I'm not sure whether or not I liked it. I'm leaning towards no, but I'm willing to watch it a second time just to be fair.


MissA said...

I'm going to read the play too. I saw the movie and (liked it is so not the right word since this movie made me utterly miserable...) it was memorable to say the least. Macy Gray's scene ties with the scene involving the two adorable little kids for most heart-wrenching scenes. Those who've read the play don't speak well of the movie though

I agree that there was too much intensity crammed into one movie

RingShout said...

MissAttitude, thank you for your comment. It was definitely memorable... I think that this could have been at least five different movies.