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'Good Wife' Co-Star Plays Army Vet With PTSD in Film Opening Today

Michael Ealy and Kimberly Elise
Quantrell Colbert
Michael Ealy and Kimberly Elise

Today, Tyler Perry's film adaptation of the acclaimed, uncompromising 1975 stage hit "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf" opens in San Diego and nationwide. In the movie, whose title has been shortened to "For Colored Girls," Michael Ealy, co-star of CBS' "The Good Wife," plays a deeply troubled Army war veteran, Beau Willie, who has severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In the play, the character had just come home from Vietnam; in the film version, he's just back from Afghanistan.

In her Speakeasy blog , Susan Toepfer writes:

The Urban Bridgez blog points out:


Betsy Sharkey writes:

Robert Levin wasn't too enamored of the film: