The film of the year for me is Precious. I haven't seen it and I probably won't see it until it comes out on DVD, but it is absolutely the film of the year.
Everything about this film speaks to me: the idea of feeling worthless, of having dreams, of hitting the breaking point. Every time I see a commercial for this movie on TV I stop what I'm doing and watch, and I've watched virtually every trailer and interview I can find on YouTube.
The film is about an abused, illiterate, and obese 16 year old girl who is pregnant with her second child by her father. What scenes I've seen have all been absolutely phenomenal. Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, who plays the eponymous character, is a true find, and I think she has the potential to become one of the most successful actresses of our time. Same with this movie. Mo'Nique's performance as Precious' mother has already won awards. Same with a virtually unrecognizable Mariah Carey as Precious' social worker. If this movie doesn't win at least one Oscar, I'll eat my hat. I don't have a hat, but I will eat one nonetheless.
Check out the trailer (above) and tell me what you think. Are you looking forward to seeing Precious? Have you ever loved a movie before you've even seen it?