I will admit, I had really (and by really, I mean extremely, intensely, immensely, extraordinarily) low expectations of Tyler Perry’s upcoming film translation of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, which hits the big screen in November. It just seemed too paradoxical. While I regret that I haven’t yet read the book by Ntozake Shange (though it is on my shelfari list), I have seen the play, and I wasn’t moved. Not because of the content, but because of the delivery. My attention just wasn’t captured, and I found myself dozing off, which I usually wouldn’t freely admit. I always wondered “am I just not deep enough?”
Now, place that with the other end of the spectrum. Most know I’m not a Tyler Perry fan. I find his productions pretty shallow and redundant. While I admire his tenacity and success, I’m just not an avid fan. So when I heard Tyler Perry was going to be the leader of this film adaptation, I thought this was simple math. Too deep + not deep = #uberfail.
But then the trailer hit Twitter yesterday morning, and I’m pretty intrigued. I hope the trailer isn’t just a ruse because it definitely changed my status of not-planning-to-see-it-ever to maybe-I’ll-go-see-it-opening-weekend. I’m really excited about seeing Whoopi Goldberg and Phylicia Rashad on the same screen. From the flickers of various scenes in the trailer, it looks like the film may actually be something relatable, engaging, and impelling.
It seems that just maybe too deep + not deep = just deep enough. Do you plan to go see this film?