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When precious film: which is based on the novel push by sapphire was released in 2009 audiences were amazed because of various reasons. The themes such as racism, poverty, and struggle for education contributed to the reaction of the audience. However these themes would not be that powerful if it was not for the convincing and strong acting of Mo’Nique and Gabourey Sidibe. The acting was the most outstanding at the final scene. The themes were also well demonstrated at the final scene. In the final scene mama (Mo’Nique) is made to explain the abuse that precious (Gabourey Sidibe) has gone through. This is among the few scenes in the movie that mama dominates. Mama opens up to precious and the social worker about how precious started being abused in an emotional story telling.This happens to be the only time that mama is seen in a weaker position as compared to other characters. Normally in other scenes she is seen as dominant and powerful to precious and everyone else that she gets to interact with. But in this scene she is so terrified when it dawns to her that she will have to live without precious (Sapphire, 2009). In the last scene is where audience feel undeserved sympathy for mama because she portrays a powerful emotional performance. The camera is seen tilting, zooming in and out and panning like it is hand held therefore making the scene look like real. The zooming in and out of the camera demonstrates the tension in the scene that is geting tighter and tighter therefore making the audience More sympathetic with Mama. The final scene is the most powerful emotional moment since we see mama trying to persuade both the social worker and the audience thorough her presentation and emotional argument though she is unable to win the logical front. This scene is the most troubling and memorable in the film (Sapphire,2009)

Work Cited

Sapphire, . Push: A Novel. New York: Vintage Contemporaries, 2009. Print.



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