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Friday, March 19, 2010

Precious: Oscar Nominee

This was one of the ones I was most looking forward to seeing- and it didn't disappoint.  I am not a crier, but this movie made me cry!   The storyline was fascinating, the acting was SUPERB!  I can COMPLETELY understand why Mo'Nique won the Oscar... fantastic.

Precious is 16.  She's pregnant with her second baby.  Both were born out of being raped by her own father, who is her mother's longtime boyfriend.  Her mother is a welfare queen and it's 1987 in Harlem.  Her mother treats her like a slave while she sits in her recliner and watches TV 24/7.  Upon finding out she's pregnant, Precious is expelled from junior high school and is sent to an alternative school.  There she meets Blu Rain, a teacher who becomes pivotal in Precious' life and realizes all the potential that Precious has. Precious' first child is called Mongo, short for Mongloid.  She has down's syndrome and was born on the kitchen floor.  She is being raised by Precious' grandmother and only comes around when the welfare worker comes by so that Precious' mom can claim them both for welfare.

After giving birth to her son and realizing she's not worthless, thanks to Ms. Rain and her new friends, Precious decides she wants to create a good life for her children and sets about doing so.  We learn throughout the movie all the horrors that have befallen Precious and it's amazing how strong she is.

Family Time Factor: due to the heavy material and mass quantities of profanity, I would not recommend this for kids under 16.

MOTR Grade: A

Have you seen this?  What are your thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. Monique earned that Oscar. I hate to say it, but I felt the movie wasn't that good. The acting did not touch me as I thought it would. I was disappointed