Have you read Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire?
When the trailers for this movie first came out - I was already to see it.
I've mixed feelings.
Why? I read the book.
OH. MY. HELL!!!!!!!
I have read some stuff in my time (I am voracious reader) - but THIS?
I cried the whole way through. I have never cried or had my heart broken on EVERY SINGLE page of a book before.
It's not a very long book but it is powerful.
From what I can gather; it's not based on a true story.
BUT to know that this stuff happens EVERY SINGLE DAY is horrifying!
Man-Child (who is also a voracious reader) picked up the book; despite me telling him that he should NOT read it (it's extremely graphic); has read the majority of it under the cover of darkness.
We discussed it today (after I asked him where it was in hopes of hiding it from him). He informed me that I should be begging him to read it - to make him appreciate even more what he has. To appreciate that he has the parents that he does.
I don't think I can watch the movie now. Even if the scenes aren't as graphic - because they would be re-playing in my mind.
Although this book is extremely disturbing...I would rate it as a must read. If for nothing else, than to remind yourself of the advantages you have had - and to realize that there are those out there who would rather face death than face another day alive.