Monday, December 7, 2009

Monday Movie Madness - Precious

Wow. Incredible film. The other day I heard or read how some people congratulate themselves for getting so far in life, for hitting a home run and accomplishing something great. The only thing is - they leave out the fact that they were born on third base. Precious was born into a miserable life - constant abuse - physical, sexual, emotional, the works. I spent a decade or so of my life as a social worker, stomping around in the same kind of neighborhoods that Precious grew up in, talking to the people with the same mentality, saw the same abuse and the same disgusting cover-ups, no education, no idea how to raise a child, no interest in changing. But Precious (based on a true story) took charge of her own life and started swinging for that home run in a moving, digging as deep as you can get way. The acting was wonderful - even Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz! Thanks, Precious, way to go, girl.

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