Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls is poetry without motion 

Unsurprisingly, Ntozake Shange's choreopoem doesn't translate on screen

THE DEVIL WEARS RED: Janet Jackson (left) as an icy editrix and Omari Hardwick in For Colored Girls

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THE DEVIL WEARS RED: Janet Jackson (left) as an icy editrix and Omari Hardwick in For Colored Girls

At a time when audiences line up to buy tickets for films based on toys, comic books and video games, a "choreopoem" provides particularly unusual cinematic source material. The label sticks to Ntozake Shange's award-winning 1975 stage play for colored girls who…

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