Wednesday, October 21, 2009

FINALLY MY "PRECIOUS" IS HERE.

A FEW MONTHS BACK I DID A POST ABOUT THE LEE DANIELS' FILM, "PRECIOUS," A STORY ABOUT A MORBIDLY OBESE 15 YEAR OLD GIRL FROM HARLEM WOH IS PREGNANT (for the second time) BY HER ABUSIVE FATHER. THE FILM HAS RECEIVED UNPRECEDENTED PRAISE FROM FILM FESTIVAL AUDIENCES AND IS SLATED FOR A NATION-WIDE RELEASE ON NOVEMBER 6. THE FILM IS BASED ON THE 1996 NOVEL "PUSH" WHOSE AUTHOR, KNOWN AS SAPPHIRE, USED INTENTIONALLY SPOTTY GRAMMAR AND MISSPELLED WORDS TO CONNECT THE READER WITH PRECIOUS' HINDERANCES. MO'NIQUE PLAYS PRECIOUS' ABUSIVE MOM AND MARIAH CAREY PLAYS HER COUNSELOR. THIS IS THE FIRST FILM I'VE BEEN REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY EXCITED TO SEE. CAN'T WAIT! CHECK THE TRAILER BELOW.

FILM SYNOPSIS:

Set in Harlem in 1987, it is the story of Claireece "Precious" Jones (Gabourey Sidibe), a sixteen-year-old African-American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother (Mo'Nique), a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. School is a place of chaos, and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and an awful secret: she can neither read nor write.

Precious may sometimes be down, but she is never out. Beneath her impassive expression is a watchful, curious young woman with an inchoate but unshakeable sense that other possibilities exist for her. Threatened with expulsion, Precious is offered the chance to transfer to an alternative school, Each One/Teach One. Precious doesn’t know the meaning of "alternative," but her instincts tell her this is the chance she has been waiting for. In the literacy workshop taught by the patient yet firm Ms. Rain (Paula Patton), Precious begins a journey that will lead her from darkness, pain and powerlessness to light, love and self-determination.

- filmjabber.com


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