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Life is hard. Life is short. Life is painful. Life is rich. Life is....Precious.
Set in Harlem in 1987, claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, an angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. School is chaotic and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and a secret..she can't read.
I'm not quite sure what to make of this film. On the one hand the one-dimensional characters and escapist fantasy sections can be explained by the film's fairytale-like structure but it doesn't make it a satisfying experience. Because all the characters are either good or (very) bad with no grey areas in-between it makes what happens to Precious, which should be incredibly harrowing, strangely distancing. The use of fantasy sections also feels clumsy and poorly implemented. It is not the first time a distressing story has used similarly escapist elements (Dancer in the Dark instantly springs to mind) but these sections never actually progress the story, instead they seem to be there solely to make the grim bits more palatable.…
This is just an awful movie, made by somebody with contempt for cinema, apparently. Poverty porn for people who like hand-wringing in the comfort of their sitting room instead of actual change in the lives of others...
Precious is a girl who is the embodiment of bad luck. Born into an abusive and incest-involved family, living in a dump, aged 16 and has already (ALREADY) given birth to 2 children, she has been dealt the wrong hand to say the least. Precious seems to glide through her life, harboring anger that she never acts on and knowledge that she never explores. Lee Daniels' has crafted a raw and emotional yet rather muddled film, but nonetheless it is a very important watch.
Precious (no, I'm not calling it Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire because that's...no, why try and call it that producers? Just, no.) is all about an overweight, unfortunate teen -- Precious (Gabourey Sidibe),…
Imagine if you had a friend who doesn’t listen to anyone telling him/her watch yourself (i.e. they have a “do whatever I want” mentality); imagine that person who have been meaning to lose weight and refuse to do so in a proper manner (say exercise 3 times a week). Instead he decides to cut back from fast food, but he decides to order a tick-approved salad from McDonalds served with high amounts of salt and somehow he lost weight. When he tells you about his salad diet, you’re thinking “but you’re still eating fast food.” This is how I feel when audiences and critics applauded Precious, which is directed by Lee Daniels and endorsed by Oprah Winfrey, one of the…
¨Some folks has a lot of things around them that shines for other peoples. I think that maybe some of them was in tunnels. And in that tunnel, the only light they had, was inside of them. And then long after they escape that tunnel, they still be shining for everybody else. ¨
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (yes that is the original title of the film, but we will just abbreviate it to Precious) is a very powerful movie that serves as a social critique on child abuse. This is a very real and raw movie that touches very difficult subject matters that most Hollywood producers would like to stay away from. It shows us another…
Pobre mina, le pasa de todo, encima la hacen actuar con Mariah Carey
everything was so horrible. it was so awful. im gonna be sad for at least 10+ hours. mo'nique and gabourey sidibe did a great job
In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction. - IMDB
Where Precious finds it's strongest point, is when the title character finds her solace in the area of her life that she feels safest, the Each One Teach One classes. With it's entertaining cast of characters, it fairly juxtaposes the tragedy that is the majority of her life.
During said tragedies, there's a slew of scenes that she escapes to in her mind, that I wasn't too much a fan of. I can see where they were going with it…
A caveat if you're white: take off your white guilt glasses before stepping into this movie. A weird hybrid of MTV's lame show "Yo Mamma" and welfaresploitation. Come for the cut downs, but stay for the weirdly engrossing story of a morbidly obese disease ridden 16 year old with two children (one of which has down syndrome and is affectionately called "Mongo")It's hard to explain how over the top this movie is. Anything awful that could happen to the title character happens. As if two children at age 16 were not enough, it is revealed that the father is her father and he infected the whole lot with HIV. Whoa! The real stand out for me was Mo'Nique. She reminded…
This is a pretty dangerous film.
As soon as precious got into a classroom with an altruistic, intelligent, beautiful women that refuses to give up on her students, I knew it wasn’t going to be ok.
Rape, insest, consistent physical and verbal abuse, that’s not stuff you can wipe away by a few motivational classes journal entries. And now, I fear, a bunch of whities are leaving this film feeling like they know a little more about race and poverty, when they’ve actually watched what is as substantiated as the ‘love’ story in the twilight films.
The film doesn’t even have respect for the main character. We gloss over her trauma with montages and candy coated dream sequences.
I am so privileged.
Despite the difficult subject matter, we get a film that's sympathetic and sensitive in just the right amount.
Hard to watch. Incredible performance in the mother.
Although it is an important and fine drama and features two of the year's greatest performances in Sidibe and Mo'Nique's, Precious has one big disadvantage: it is just too hard to watch and there is a limit on how heavy a drama can be.
You will certainly feel sorry for the title character for most of the film.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…