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Mariah Carey desperate to impress critics

music Updated: Jan 19, 2009 16:14 IST
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Singer Mariah Carey is determined to impress critics with her performance in the new film

Push

in which she plays a very emotionally-wrenching role.



The desperate bid by the 38-year-old singer is being seen as an effort to prove her critics wrong after they slammed Carey's first film

Glitter

in 2001 which was also a major box office flop that year, 'Contactmusic' reported. Carey's new film was screened at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah this weekend.



In

Push

she plays a welfare case worker who looked after a teen-mum coping with her abusive childhood. "(My character) Mrs Weiss is sort of the eyes of the audience, the people who don't know anybody like this in their lives..."Yes it's her job ... But even someone who goes through that every day and sees these horrific things, she hears something that changes her," said the 'Hero' singer The film is based on a novel of the same name by Sapphire.



"I was just glued to this book when I read it in, I guess '98, and it stays with you," she added. The producers are reportedly in talks with studios to find a distributor.

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