Check out the trailer for the Oprah Winfery/Tyler Perry backed film "Precious," based on the novel Push by Sapphire. I remember reading Push in high school. It seemed like everyone was reading it, sharing well worn copies bought on the street with each other.
The film stars comic Mo'Nique and features Paula Patton and Mariah Carey. The buzz from Sundance was all about Mo'Nique and how she killed the role as Precious' abusive uncaring mother. People have also been praising newcomer Gabourey Sidibe for her performance as Precious. And even Mariah Carey's un-glammed up performance as a social worker has been getting attention, hopefully meaning that her acting skills are much improved since the horror that was GLITTER.