Friday, November 6, 2009

Movie Watch: Precious

"The Audacity of Precious" As quoted from the New York Times Magazine.

Precious, based off of the novel "Push" by Sapphire is the story of an overweight Harlem teenager who is raped by her father, and is confronted with a series of issues related to her family, friends, etc. as she is growing up.

I was literally on the edge of my seat after reading the novel. I finished the book in a few hours, that's how great i thought it was. And after seeing all the raving reviews all over the web, I almost broke down repeatedly as I thought about how the movie was going to be. So, when I got to the theaters, sat down with my boyfriend, started munching on popcorn, got comfortale, and sat through the whole 2 hours of it, needless to say I

Let me start by saying this, the acting in the movie is phenomenal. Both Monique and Gabourey Sidibe deserve Oscars for their performances. They were extremely passionate, moving, and most importantly believable.

But, the downside...I feel like the whole movie is captured in the trailer. Now, some might not agree with me, but if you've seen the trailer for "Precious" AND read the book it's based off of, THEN go to see the movie, you will probably find the acting phenomenal, but you will leave wanting more. I did. The plot was debatedly one of the best I've seen in a very long time, and I won't spoil the ending, but it's something that made me think about the choices or in her case, lack their of, and the consequences of your actions.

I'm curious to know what you all thought...

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