John & I watched Precious on Sunday night. I really liked it. It's definitely a hard one to watch, but worth it in my opinion. And let me add this, Mo'Nique earned that Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. It's worth watching for her appearance alone.
Apparently a lot of people are hesitant to watch this movie for whatever reason. I'm not going to lie, it's tough, but it's not all bad. There are aspects of the film that are hopeful & uplifting. I found myself cheering for Precious in the end, not crying.
Speaking of Precious, Gabourey Sidibe (Gabby) does an amazing job, especially considering she isn't a trained actress. I wanted to know how they cast her, so I watched the Special Features on the DVD & found out apparently they cast her, then taught her the role. When you see her & hear her speak in real life, it's incredible how much she transformed herself for this role.
Everyone I've talked to about this movie has said the same thing, "You watched it? How was it? I want to see it, but I don't know." I don't get it. I had zero hesitation in watching this. I guess people feel it's sadder than they can handle. Maybe they're scared their heart will explode. I don't know. I loved it & I highly recommend it.