28 January 2010


Icon's latest release Precious (Based on the novel Push by Sapphire) is out in UK cinemas tomorrow. 

I went to the press screening and loved it.  A surprisingly uplifting story about a girl in thoroughly depressing circumstances who focuses on self-improvement and wrestling her hopes and dreams with a tough reality. 

The characters are portrayed with raw emotion, especially Gabourey Sidibe who had only done am-dram before, and snaps to Mariah Carey for her fantastic turn as the make up-free guidance social worker trying to deal with Precious's raw and grim situation. 

Even though it's early in 2010, I think it's safe to say it'll still be on 'films of 2010' lists by December.


Katherine said...

Mo'nique rightly won Best-Supporting Actress at the baftas for her role in Precious. Yes, it was a strangely uplifting film - unusual, disturbing and triggering such empathy with the Daughter and such anger towards the Mother.

Emma Louise Layla said...

Mo'Nique was absolutely stunning in it. Hers was the character which stuck with me the most.

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