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The Movie: "Precious"
March 23, 2010
8:45 pm
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Have you seen it?

I saw it last week-end. Talk about a gritty, honest, meaty movie - it should have won the Oscar for Best Picture, IMHO.

The scene with Mo'Nique near the end -(in the office with Mariah Carey and Gabourey Sidibe......) - WHOA!

Gives me chills just thinking about it!

Not many actors like Mo'Nique have the courage to pull that deeply.

(James Dean & Marlon Brando spring to my mind.)

Awesome and inspiring.

Anyone read the book that it was based on: Push by Sapphire?

March 23, 2010
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I haven't seen it, sort of wanted to go but also was afraid of it. Although I've never been around abuse to that extreme (incest, etc) I was around extreme verbal abuse and one of the trailers had something that my own father yelled at me just last year. So I just felt it would take me too long to calm down afterwards. From what I saw though Monique did an awesome job and that alone would be worth seeing her in that role.

March 23, 2010
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It would be too depressing to watch, I rather watch something more uplifting and positive, personally.

March 23, 2010
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BFG,

Actually, it is uplifting and positive as far as I am concerned.

But, you know, to each his own......

March 23, 2010
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I guess I never heard enough about it, don't know anyone who actually saw it. You're saying there really is a happy ending?

Gotta know- what happens to the father (Lenny Kravitz)?

March 23, 2010
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Lenny Kravitz is not the father so far as I surmise.

I would not go so far as to say a 'happy ending' in the sense of riding off into the sunset and everything is just AOK as is so typical with most American films.

Its just an honest, gritty, meaty movie as far as I am concerned.......

With honesty being the common denominator (spelling?)

March 23, 2010
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Ohhhhhhhh, I thought he was the father in the movie.

I didn't think it could possibly be a Happy Trails to you kind of movie. But think it would be about tremendous inner strength, etc.

Thanks tbt.

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March 23, 2010
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sd,

He may have well have been the father, just that I didn't really think so.

I saw him as kind of a 'minor' character as a male nurse is all - but then again - I am the kind of person you do NOT want to see a movie with because I get confused easily.....(kind of like that Seinfeld episode.....well - isn't HE the guy that so and so)....and usually I get a SHUSH - just watch it and you'll figure it out - kind of thing...so, you know, I could be wrong............(shrug)

For anyone that has seen it - I still don't get what the big deal was when the Precious character took her own file from Mariah Carey's office and read it and decided she was better left to her own devices - I kind of missed out on that whole scene.........

Probably need to watch it again......

March 24, 2010
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I saw it this past weekend.

Deeply disturbing sums it up for me.

Definately no happy ending, although the ending does speak to the strength and ability of human beings to endure.

March 24, 2010
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TruthB,

Ya gotta read the book. It was excellent.

March 24, 2010
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can't wait to see this movie, the leading lady Gabourey, has been on all the am talk shows, thats how i heard of this movie, she seems so sweet and a talented actress from what I hear....all the talk about an academy....yep, going to see this movie!!

March 25, 2010
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Yes, to each their own...I totally agree with you truthbtold!

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