Thursday, December 24, 2009

December 23, 2009

Precious (2009)
First of all, I refuse to add the ridiculously long subtitle that unfortunately got tacked onto this film. We know it's based on a book and now we all know who wrote it, thank you very much. This movie is all about the performances. Mo'Nique is frightening and disturbing in her performance as the main character's abusive, acid-tongued mother and Gabourey Sidibe is amazing as an illiterate pregnant teenage girl who is morbidly obsese and convinced that she is utterly unloved. The story is brought to life only by the calibre of the acting and the camerawork is definitely odd - sometimes slowmotion, sometimes hazy, sometimes edited to see one shot over and over again.
My Netflix rating: 3 stars


  1. OK, so I'm curious - what about this movie holds it back from getting a higher rating from you?

  2. I'm not entirely sure - it had great performances, but it never really gelled as a well-rounded film. The components were there but they didn't quite come together for me.