TCP #28: It Was a Disappointment

My entry for this week is "Precious." Starring Gabourey Sidibe as Precious, and Mo'Nique and Mariah Carey, highly recommended by Oprah, not to mention the multiple awards -- I had such high hopes. Films like this are expected to be dramatic. I expected to be challenged to think and to learn something.
But I couldn't bear to watch this. It's about an illiterate teen in Harlem, overweight and black, pregnant with her second child by her father. All the cards are stacked against her.
The language, violence, and abuse starting from the first scene was so painful to watch... I just couldn't. I've no doubt it's a good film. But I felt I needed to shield myself from this.
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