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Sunday, November 8

Precious: the movie and the message


There is nothing light about the themes in the movie Precious.  In fact they are still taboo even in  this tell-all age:  covering incest, obesity and illiteracy.  Precious has every disadvantage in life imaginable but what she also has is a thread of hope in spite of it all.  With all the pain and neglect in her life, she has every reason to be as bitter and as morally corrupt as her mother but she overcomes it all and prevails.  Her mere survival allows her to claim victory over her circumstances.

Monique, Mariah Carey, Gabourey Sidibe as Precious and Paula Patton all give emotionally gripping performances.  Pretty women in their own right,  they give up notions of vanity and pour themselves into the roles. Director Lee Daniels deserves accolades for tackling such controversial material in such a honest unfiltered manner. Precious is based on the gripping novel "Push" by Sapphire a New York based author and poet.

Everyone feels a sense of  hopelessness at one time of or another and in this economy even the most optimistic of people are being tested to their limits. The meaning of faith in any religion or spiritual belief is  to somehow see past the present and believe in the hope of better times ahead.   It is the willingness is to believe that there is light at the end of even the deepest and darkest tunnel.

Alicia "aka"

1 comment:

Dori said...

I really want to see this movie. I've read a lot about it.I hope they get it in the theatres over here. Thanks for your review of this great film. May we get quality like this more and more in our theatres.

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