Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My husband and I saw the Lee Daniels film "Precious." It was raw and real but not as viscerally unbearable to watch as I thought it might be. Many important issues are addressed in the film, but what I took away from it most significantly was that when a child is not shown love, it not only affects one generation but many generations to come. Abuse is cyclical, and although the viewer is meant to believe by the end of the movie that Precious has removed herself from the cycle of abuse/abuser, it is clear from the depictions of her mother and grandmother that it is not an easy cycle to break.

I highly recommend that you go see this film!

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