A story about this — 2 years ago
The acting carries this film, totally. Excellent acting all around, and Gabourey Sidibe was well-deserving of her Oscar. In fact, the acting is the only reason to watch this. I didn’t find the story compelling at all. No plot, per se, just situations to be dealt with. The daydream sequences were poorly executed. The grandmother’s role was all but dismissed. I’m guessing the book was much better.