This is fucking IRONIC*. Precious.
What a movie. What a story. What can I say about it?
Hard work. Actually hearing and understanding Precious, hard. Emotionally, hard.
I'm just not able to do social realism like I used to. Perhaps it's parenthood. The horrors inflincted on children are too hard to watch as "entertainment".
Performances are mind blowing. Even Mariah Carey is outstanding in her small role (who could have guessed). Gabourney Sidibe as Precious is understated and raw.
* To state the obvious, it's ironic because to name a child Precious and then treat her like garbage, like much less then human, is the ultimate irony. Don't you think.