Movie Diary 8/27/2009

Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire (Lee Daniels, 2009). The Sundance success, featuring a powerhouse performance by Mo’Nique and a couple of eerily serene ones by Paula Patton and Mariah Carey. (full review 11/20)

World’s Greatest Dad (Bobcat Goldthwait, 2009). A rather original take on the costs of maintaining a fiction even when it gets you what you want. Robin Williams plays the title role, with a bunch of really good people supporting, notably Daryl Sabara as the world’s worst kid and Alexie Gilmore as Williams’ fellow high-school teacher. (full review 9/4)