Posted on 3/17/10 02:53 PM
First off, I'll say the acting is pretty spectacular. Mo'Nique's transformation is as good as advertised and Gabourey Sidibe is just about as good.
That being said, if I'm being honest, I didn't really enjoy Precious as a whole. I know it's not a movie that you "like" in the traditional sense, but I just felt empty watching the film. I wasn't moved, inspired, nor particularly disturbed (I'm not heartless, but I think I might have been psyched out by everyone who said it was going to be the most difficult movies I've ever seen). It had all the gritty realism in the world, for a world that certainly exists, but few of us actually experience firsthand, but as a film, I wasn't taken by it.