20 February 2011

Movies: Precious

Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire
Very strong. powerful drama full of incredible performances by its cast. Especially considering the actress playing Precious was pursuing a degree in psychology when she went to the audition for the flick on a whim. She plays a character completely unlike her self and pulls it off exceptionally well.
Not for the reality-escapist crowd. This story has very grim subject matter. Some scenes are so shocking that my wife was practically flipping out. Me, not so much. I know - I'm an emotionless slug. 
Not a movie to watch for entertainment so much as for an emotional wringing out. Not a family flick.

(original post 2 Jun 2010)

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