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Sapphire adaptation picked up by Oprah and Tyler Perry

The film adaptation of Sapphire’s “Push” got rave reviews at Sundance and pretty much everywhere else.  For those unfamiliar with the story, it follows the hard life of one overweight under-educated teen, Prescious, in Harlem who is pregnant with her own father’s second child.  She gets invited to go into a special program  and begins to take back control of her life.  The film is narrated in Precious’ own simple voice and mind but is incredibly compelling.

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So.  Its definitely not an upper but I saw this film at a early screening last year and was blown away by it.  I never read the book but I can only imagine its even better.

The cast of the film was incredible.  Mo’Nique, stars as Precious’ emotionally abusive neglectful mother.  Mariah Carey makes an appearance as Precious’ counselor and isn’t terrible at it despite her previous disappointments.

Lenny Kravitz makes an appearance as  male nurse at the hospital Precious stays in.

Paula Patton plays Precious’ teacher is her special program and is also an out lesbian in my bed in the film…and also she looks like this:

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She is apparently married to Alan Thicke’s son, Robin who also happens to be some kind of R&B star.

paula-patton-robin-thickeYeeeeaaaah.  I don’t know either. But I digress.

That aside.  The real star of the film is Gabourey ‘Gabby’ Sidibe.

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Sidibe makes the story  real and incredibly moving.  It is isn’t often I see a movie and forget its a movie.

Oprah and Tyler Perry’s respective production companies are financing distribution and Lions Gate has purchased the film.  When this film comes out you must must see it.

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  1. February 6, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    I actually got a chance to read the book a few years ago, it’s pretty good – I hope the movie does well.

  1. February 2, 2009 at 11:48 PM

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