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    :box Push retitled Precious

    Precious based on the book Push by Saphire
    Apparently its showing at the Cannes Film Festival.

    Claireece Precious Jones endures unimaginable hardships in her young life. Abused by her mother, raped by her father, she grows up poor, angry, illiterate, fat, unloved and generally unnoticed. So what better way to learn about her than through her own, halting dialect. That is the device deployed in the first novel by poet and singer Sapphire. "Sometimes I wish I was not alive," Precious says. "But I don't know how to die. Ain' no plug to pull out. 'N no matter how bad I feel my heart don't stop beating and my eyes open in the morning."

    “A sharp knife never proclaims it’s sharpness to the world…but the first to fall against it becomes it’s advocate.”

    You can put any face behind a mask but be careful cos someone else might be pretending. You might not be the only one with a secret -- Cassie/Gretel

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    Seems like a good film.
    Our Queen went to sleep, her people left to weep....in song she lives on.



    Long Live the Queen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinky eyes View Post
    Seems like a good film.
    Amazon.com: Push: A Novel: Sapphire: Books

    link to read inside the book i'm on the 1st 2 pages, not sure how many they provide

    280+ ppl were so moved to review the book.

    Ps you can also click surprise me and it gives you a random 3 pages in the book. I'm reading and oh dear
    Last edited by Taj; 05-22-2009 at 02:29 PM.
    “A sharp knife never proclaims it’s sharpness to the world…but the first to fall against it becomes it’s advocate.”

    You can put any face behind a mask but be careful cos someone else might be pretending. You might not be the only one with a secret -- Cassie/Gretel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taj View Post
    Amazon.com: Push: A Novel: Sapphire: Books

    link to read inside the book i'm on the 1st 2 pages, not sure how many they provide

    280+ ppl were so moved to review the book.
    I remember reading an article on Monique talking bout her character in the film. She described the mother forcing Precious to perform oral on her. It's going to be interesting to see if she (Mo) can pull off a serious role.
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    damn.. some people really got it bad..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taj View Post
    Precious based on the book Push by Saphire
    Apparently its showing at the Cannes Film Festival.

    Claireece Precious Jones endures unimaginable hardships in her young life. Abused by her mother, raped by her father, she grows up poor, angry, illiterate, fat, unloved and generally unnoticed. So what better way to learn about her than through her own, halting dialect. That is the device deployed in the first novel by poet and singer Sapphire. "Sometimes I wish I was not alive," Precious says. "But I don't know how to die. Ain' no plug to pull out. 'N no matter how bad I feel my heart don't stop beating and my eyes open in the morning."
    ok i know this is a very sad thing and i really want to see the movie but...that rite there gave me one big laugh i think it is the way it is worded...i heard the book is VERY VERY good...i may buy it for my mother
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    y is dat funny Pano?
    joie de vivre

    carpe diem

    I can tell you a story bout my dyck but
    it would be way too long

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    Thumbs up

    One word..WOW.

    Monique's character was the worst; no one should have a mother like that, omg.

    However, she played the hell out of that role. Everyone played their roles well.

    go see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddy View Post
    One word..WOW.

    Monique's character was the worst; no one should have a mother like that, omg.

    However, she played the hell out of that role. Everyone played their roles well.

    go see it.
    lucky newyorker it only opens next week for us
    “A sharp knife never proclaims it’s sharpness to the world…but the first to fall against it becomes it’s advocate.”

    You can put any face behind a mask but be careful cos someone else might be pretending. You might not be the only one with a secret -- Cassie/Gretel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taj View Post
    lucky newyorker it only opens next week for us
    That gives you a week to prepare for it. Gonna blow u away.

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    Well I just came from the cinemas in just saw precious I personally think the movie sad, but there was some funny parts to that movie I like the part when the yardie girl buss a a wine-lmao ,!!!!!!!! That movie deserve a golden award !!!!!
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    Very sad movie that sheds light on not only the abuse and hardships that was indured by precious; but how racism can be manifested in the home and passed on to the next generation. The most important symbol in my opinion was how precious looked at herself in the mirror and how she viewed herself.
    There is a turning point in the movie where she finally feels secure and realizes her selfworth and sees herself for who she really is. Nice movie i would like to go see again. There were some parts that was humerous and some that people in the movie continued to laugh at that i thought was'nt funny. Overall i thought that Tyler Perry and O could of done a better job of bringing the story to life. It felt like a low budget film that did'nt have enough money to finish production.


    P.S. The previews were of the hook.......Part 2 of Tyler Perrys Movie with Janet and Malik Yoba Looks like it's going to be GOOOOOOOD! Also the movie with Tobey Maguire i'm definitely going to see.
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    Yea, the book was no joke. I remember reading that book in HS and it kinda traumatized me a bit. I'm not sure if i'll be able to stomach that movie if its anything like the book.
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    The Book goes deeper and explains things more to give you a better understanding; while some things that are in the movie were not in the book. For instance, i don't recall the mother having precious engage in oral sex on her which was depicted in the movie.
    Bend Ova and Don't look Back, 6:30 and Tek dis Jook!!!!!

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