Thursday, February 05, 2009
This is a little piece of coverage about the new Lee Daniels film entitled Push which I cannot wait to see. Based on the Novel of the same name by Sapphire, the film stars Mo'Nique, Mariah Carey, Paula Patton, Lenny Kravitz and newcomer Gabourey Sidibe as the films lead character Precious.
The film has just won many of the top awards at the Sundance Film Festival including the special jury prize, the audience award, and the grand jury prize.
Here is a small synopsis of what the film is about.
Precious Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) is a high-school girl with nothing working in her favor. She is pregnant with her father’s child—for the second time. She can’t read or write, and her schoolmates tease her for being fat. Her home life is a horror, ruled by a mother (Mo’Nique) who keeps her imprisoned both emotionally and physically. Precious’s instincts tell her one thing: if she’s ever going to break from the chains of ignorance, she will have to dig deeply into her own resources. Along her journey, she comes across a teacher (played by Paula Patton) who helps her discover an alternative path in life, a concerned social worker (played by Mariah Carey) and a nurse (played by Lenny Kravitz) who shows her much kindness. Push is not a film wallowing in the stillness of depression; instead, it vibrates with the kind of energy derived only from anger and hope.
No word yet on when the film will be released, but as soon as I find out, I'm going.