- Precious' fantasy segments were cute. Once I understood what was happening, I would get a smile on my face every time she daydreamed, especially when she was imagining herself as a star.
- I didn't know that alternative schools like Each One/Teach One existed. How totally neat. I'm glad that those schools are there to give students a chance at getting an education outside of the systems that have failed them.
- Wow, Mo'Nique. I was amazed by her performance. I hated her character, and when she's talking to the social worker at the end of the movie, I was just ... floored. Her accolades are well-deserved.
- Gabby Sidibe was amazing, too. You wouldn't think, seeing her performance, that she is actually such a bubbly person in real life (as evidenced in the video link above). And to think that this was her first movie role EVER?! Wow.
- Mariah Carey was great, too. Funny how it takes her being almost unrecognizable for her to garner the respect from the acting community that she has now received.
- I wish that all teachers were like Paula Patton's character, Ms. Rain.
- The food just all looked gross to me. Except for the fruit that the nurse (Lenny Kravitz) was eating.
- Loved Sherri Shepherd's look when she met Lenny Kravitz.
- Yes, the tissues were needed.
- Amazing film. I love that feeling of hope that I had after watching it. There was so much that was disturbing, yet, through it all, there can still be a light in a person's life.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
A Light in the Darkness
I had been wanting to see "Precious" for a long time, ever since I saw a couple of the actors being interviewed on "The Ellen Degeneres Show". I knew that it would be an emotional movie, though, so I put it off during the holidays, not really wanting to deal with all of the crying that I knew would happen. Awards season had started, though, so it was time for me to start seeing the "serious" movies that I had put off until now. Tissues for tears at the ready, I finally went.