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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
ok she is so good in this film but the DOP messed up so badly in some scenes it was embarrassing or is it just my netflix
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
First and foremost those performances! I put Mariah Carey's disappearance into a disengaged Bronxy social worker ahead of Mo'Nique's reincarnation of Sybil's mother in the green kitchen. Mo'Nique will blow your mind -- with TNT.
Precious does not have "weaknesses," but stylistic choices that took me out of its reality and made me feel like I could see the audience comment cards. Precious's inner fantasies were too uneven for a motif, and felt borrowed from Slumdog Millionaire. And like Millionaire's, this film's supposedly happy ending seemed ignorant of the fact that the character is no more prepared to face the opportunities ahead than she was the nightmare she was living. Now she is homeless, HIV positive, and the mother of 2, one of whom has Down's Syndrome. Still uneducated and 16.
What I loved are the performances, the chemistry between Precious and her teacher Miss Rain, and the merciful (though horrifying) revelation of how cycles of abuse continue.
Unforgettable film, great performances.
Not bad. Mariah Carey grated in her role.
Very hard times
Πιο πολύ Oprah απ'όσο αντέχει ο μέσος νευρωτικός αθηναίος
Incredible performances from all actors involved and an incredibly endearing central character. Such heavy and heartbreaking subject matter, but with a final message that was ultimately uplifting and optimistic. Would definitely watch again.
You had me at "florescent beige."
Están las películas de drama y Precious.
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…