Movie – Precious : Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire (2009)

It’s one of the most talked about movies of the year and, no doubt, everyone is waiting to watch Precious .. well I was anyway! To say Claireece “Precious” Jones, the title character in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” has lived a rough life would be a colossal understatement.

This child-woman, amazingly defies the odds and overcomes unimaginable hardships in her young life. Abused by her mother, raped by her father, she grows up poor, angry, illiterate, fat, unloved and generally unnoticed.

All too often we rely on movies solely for entertainment value, but “Precious” is one of those movies, where you can really learn something about yourself. But the film’s real strength is in how it touches on potent issues from teen pregnancy to homophobia .. at some point, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Be sure you have your Kleenex with you!

5 star performance!

photo from here.

Spoiler : One reader commented on twitter that it was toooooo interesting to see mimi a.k.a. Mariah Carey, without her make-up and bling and cleavage-baring outfits. Looked so much more real.. (I think she was actually erm.. acting for a change.. tears and all:P)

Comments

  1. yeah, that final monologue by the mom was quite powerful. though i was kinda distracted every time mariah carey appeared onscreen, it’s hard to not realize, hey that’s mariah! :D

  2. I read the book and was deeply touched by it, can’t wait to watch the movie now.

  3. Why u taking the Mimi outta Mariah. Butterflies and all that glitters

  4. saw the trailer…it’s a poignant film. hope to catch it lah.

    huh? mariah without her sexay outfits??? sigh………….

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