Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (6 Oscar Nominations)
Ok, i haven't read the book but the day i saw the promo of this movie on youtube, i was stuck hard by the content. The promos were very much descriptive of what you can expect from the movie but they didn't reveal much about how good the actors will be in the movie.
Easily this movie can be categorized as the movie where everybody in the cast was trying to outperform each other like all scenes were Monique and Gabourey Sidibe were on screen, you can't pick your favorite among them. No wonder both of them got nominations for their excellent performances. Not to forget Paula Patton and Mariah Carey, it was just their bad that Monique and Gabourey Sidibe who stole the whole show but still both of them very good. The whole cast did a commendable job.
About the movie, this story shows the dark story, which seems to be so true, of an Black American Girl. The movie open with Precious is pregnant with her second child and hasn't even completed her school. Precious is 16 and pregnant second time, already a mother. It's a really sad story. Precious also facing home violence with her mother beating and cursing her for everything little thing getting wrong. Her mother blames her for everything gone wrong in her life. Precious is expelled from the school and offered a course in alternative school. The movie is about how Precious fights to live a normal life.
Best things about the movie......watch out for all scenes between precious and her mother especially the one where Monique, the mother explains why she never stood against her husband who was physically and sexually harassing her own girl child.
Go Watch this movie.
My prediction.....though Gabourey Sidibe faces tough competition with Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep competing in the same category of Best Female actor Oscar but Monique is sure shot to win Oscar for the Best Supporting Actor Female.
Watch out for the coming posts about more Oscar Nominated movies.