The Film Precious - Wonderful

It was a girl's night out tonight for the first time in, oh, years I think. We went to watch "Precious" on my request. I'm a sucker for true stories - whether it's books or films, the true stuff rules. It's far more fascinating than fiction. I've always been this way, reading books about history, war, nature, love and crime. Case in point - when I was expecting Jack I read the book about the BTK killer and had to look under the bed and in the wardrobe when I went to sleep & I still do. Even so, I bought a $3 version of the movie last week because these things fascinate me even if they scare me to death.

I absolutely loved this film, "Precious". It will not spoil the film if I say that it's about a 16 year old girl in Harlem who's abused so badly you bring your hands up to your mouth and you say "no" on many occasions during the film. I cried a bit, but not big sobs like I did in "Marley & Me" (the director of that film needs shooting!) No, it's not a soppy crying movie - it's far above that. It's a film that shocks you at a time when you didn't think you could be shocked by anything anymore. It's sometimes a bit too much, a bit far-fetched but then you remind yourself that it's a true story. My friend Gina came out and said she wasn't quite sure how she felt about the film, because it was "too much" and I know exactly what she means. Linda and I drove home and discussed how lucky we were, even in this terrible economy. At this point, in my post-film mood, I'm hoping that Mo'Nique (who played her mum) gets an Oscar and maybe even the film gets best picture. I liked it that much.

For the first time in years I also loved the soundtrack to a film, so will be snaffling buying it soon. My favourite song was the last one in the film by Patti Labelle "It Took a Long Time". It made me cry AGAIN.

"Precious" soundtrack:
1.I Can See In Color - Mary J. Blige
2.He Is The Joy - Donna Allen
3.Was That All It Was - Jean Carn
4.Did You Ever See A Dream Walking - Sunny Gale
5.Come Into My House - Queen Latifah
6.Just A Closer Walk With Thee - Mahalia Jackson
7.Love Is The Message - MFSB (featuring The Three Degrees)
8.Now That I Know Who I Am - Nona Hendryx
9.System - Labelle
10.Somethin's Comin' My Way - Performed by Grace Hightower
11.It Took A Long Time - Labelle
12.Letters - Mario Grigorov


Clippy Mat said…
I can't wait to see this film. It looks amazing. :-))

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