Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Random Movie Recommendation: Precious

Hey there Fruiters and Happy New Year. So here is the beginning of our new year which will hopefully be filled with books and movies of your liking. It's Christy here and my first Random Movie Recommendation is Precious: based on the novel Push by Sapphire
First, I know this is not the most uplifting subject, but the acting in this movie is simply not to be missed. It's not quite the tearjerker you'd expect (not that I didn't shed any tears, just not nearly as many as I'd expected) but this movie just may be the most powerful that I've seen. Mo'Nique is simply unbelievable and the newcomer, Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe is a shoe in for the Oscar.
The movie follows an illiterate young woman growing up in Harlem. She is pregnant with her second child (fathered by her own father) and living with the mother who won't be winning any mother of the year awards. So like I said, it's not an easy film, but absolutely amazing.

I can't say enough about this film except, GO!!!