Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Movie Review: Precious

Yeah, here at RockyCat, we let movies age a few years before reviewing them. *cough* And I actually watched this movie back in June, so, well ... better late than never?

Okay, even if you haven't seen it yet (doubtful), you still probably know what "Precious" is about - a girl growing up in Harlem under brutal family circumstances.

Even though this movie was based on a novel and is not a true-life account, you just know that there's people out there who actually live like this, which is pretty damn depressing. And the movie is not exactly the feel-good flick of the year, but it's still pretty engrossing. Engrossing to the point that I actually felt a little guilty watching it, like I was spying on these people's lives or something.

Recommended, but be advised that this is an extremely, well, mature movie in theme. DO NOT let your kids watch this one, unless they're, like, forty or something.


Fish Food said...

I've been wanting to watch this one for ages. It sounded very good and a very gritty real-life kind of thing.

The reviews were good and I was interested to see Mariah Carey do something intelligent...

That is the one, isn't it? Is she any good?

rockygrace said...

Yep, this is the one.

As for Mariah Carey, she definitely isn't all glammed up the way she usually is.

As far as her acting goes, well ... she's adequate. The woman who plays the lead, though, is flat-out amazing.

Badass Nature Girl said...

Hmmm, I haven't seen this one. Will check into it!