Monday, November 23, 2009

Precious; The Human Spirit

The reviews for the movie Precious, a story based on the novel Push, all appeared to identify the flick as a tear-jerker; a movie that highlighted abuse and despair. With no spoiler alert required I can say that precious is actually the story of the resilience of the human spirit. Precious does take you to the depths of abuse, but when you hit rock bottom the consolation is that there is only one way left to go. Gabourey Sidibe is genius. Her acting betrays her experience. Monique is raw in a way that I've only seen in seasoned dramatic actors. Even Mariah Carey exercised a true to character performance that makes Precious a contender for Oscar and for a place on anyone's Best Picture List.

Thanks for sharing the experience with me Mercy! Now don't judge me for being vulnerable! ;)

Keep passin' the open windows...

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2 comments:

Caspar608 said...

you were crying like the big baby you are, I'm sure...

the book reduced Bryan to tears, so I am sure the movie is just as moving.

yet another black guy said...

I haven't read the book, but when she got to the part about love, I started crying - CRYING MAN! - in the theater like a baby. That movie is for all of us that had to come up the hard way and got kicked while we were doing it.

If nothing else, it confirms that we ALL have value and love will/should reinforce it. I have learned that anything done in love needs never to be explained or justified - it's readily understandable to all. Anything other than that - pass.