After work Clinton and I grabbed a quick dinner and then met his partner Kevin at the Kino Cinema to see Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire. The movie, set in Harlem in 1987, is about a 16 year-old obese, illiterate girl named Claireece Precious Jones who lives with her dysfunctional mother, Mary. Precious has been impregnated twice by her father, Carl, and suffers long term physical, mental and sexual abuse from her unemployed mother. Despite the grim storyline, it is a tale of trying to make a better life for yourself and not giving up.
All of us had prepared ourselves for the movie to be difficult to watch, but it wasn't that graphic and at a lot of the worst moments in Precious' life, it would switch to her having a dream sequence. Gabourey Sidibe is great in her first acting performance as Precious and Mo'Nique is amazingly brutal as Precious' mother. This film definitely deserves all the awards and Oscar nominations it has received.