All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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
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.
Stunning performances by the whole cast, particularly Sidibe and Mo'Nique. Very moving, but one gets the feeling that it can't decide whether it should be depressing or uplifting.
Wow... a drama film, directed and co-produced by Lee Daniels. This is an adaptation by Geoffrey S. Fletcher of the 1996 novel Push by Sapphire. The film stars Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, and Mariah Carey. This film marked the acting debut of Sidibe.
Movie full with life, desire, energy to go a step forward and to become real human around people in a family who forgot the meaning of the word... Claireece "Precious" Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) is a sunshine on the rotting sky of Harlem! One of the best movies ever...
Daniels’ first film (the overreaching, almost surreal Shadowboxer) did little to prepare me for the sheer power and tonal insanity of this hysterical, harrowing melodrama. It features stellar acting across the board, crude shifts between broad comedy and high drama that never fail to surprise, and an underdog who’s so pathetic that she’s actually worth caring about. Daniels is an undisciplined director (not entirely a bad thing here), and his biggest feat here is that he forces us to contemplate Precious (Gabourney Sidibe, who’s award-worthy), precisely the sort of figure that cinema works overtime to render invisible. Shades of The Color Purple abound, so your reaction to that film might help temper or stir your personal expectations for Precious. I found Speilberg’s work to be one of his finest. Many revile it, though, for reasons I can respect conceptually, if not emotionally. I suspect the same will be true of the immersive, indelible Precious.
Remember when 12 years a slave came out and people complained about how the whole movie was essentially about white guilt and how critics only gave it positive ratings because they felt guilty?
Well they where wrong.
THIS is the movie that tries über hard to make you feel bad for the main character and then feel guilty because you are white, skinny, middle-class and never got raped by your own father.
All to hide the fact that it has sloppy editing, unrealistic characters, weak storytelling and has absolutely nothing to say aside from
''Didya know that overweight, black, pregnant teenage girls have shitty lives? Well now you know! And if you dislike it, it's because you hate african-americans, overweight people and rape victims! Te-hee.''
Just skip it
Watched this again last night and it was just as good as the first time around. Wonderful performances telling a heartfelt, heartbreaking, story. I got quite emotional towards the end, so it must be a good sign!
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…