Precious, A Brilliant, Brutal Film
Oscar buzz is building over
—a devastating drama that tells the story of an African American teen who endures unspeakable abuse. Nearly 15 years after the novel on which it was based was published,
is poised to become a cinematic watershed. Crafted into film by director Lee Daniels from the novel
by Sapphire—and feted from Sundance to Cannes to Toronto—it could become the first hit movie to feature such marketing averse cinematic motifs as race, AIDS, incest, and poverty. Add in career-defining performances by Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Paula Patton and the comedienne Mo’Nique—along with the marketing-muscle of executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry—and
increasingly looks like the sleeper smash of the fall film season.
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