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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.
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...
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.…
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…
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),…
The unapologetic rawness of Precious impressed me a little more on second viewing. I remember despising everything about it four years back (and I'm still definitely not a fan) but my rating has risen. Most of that can be attributed to the snarling, confronting and punishing beast of Mo'Nique. What a powerful performance of a character so morally deplorable. There's also a double-edged sword to that when concerning the narrative. I think Daniels is so concerned in showing such abuse to Sidibe that he fails to acknowledge two important plot-points. You can't just let the audience take everything at face value. Why has it taken anyone so long to get involved until her second pregnancy? And why is the social…
Pobre mina, le pasa de todo, encima la hacen actuar con Mariah Carey
Der Film hat mich wirklich berührt. R.I.P. Taschentuchpackung.
Amazing performances all around (and from some unexpected sources) in the service of a grim tale buoyed with just a bit of hope. See it for the story. See it for the performances. See it to have your heart ripped open.
I don't know if I'd say that the story is really that exciting, but the actors are all amazing - especially Mo'Nique, whose acting chops broadsided me with a two by four in the very last few scenes.
Also, I have to say that my favorite thing about the movie was probably Precious' daydreams and the fact that they all involved her fair skinned boyfriend, who looked at her like she'd hung the stars in the sky. They were adorable together.
Look at Mariah Carey withot make up teaming up with all the "amateurs".
Its an evil world but luckily theres warmth and love in the hands of the good samaritans.
One of the most cynical films ive ever seen.
This film does have a disturbing narrative with a hopeless central character but it still managed to engage me in the tragic story, this is due to the brilliant performances and the captivating writing.
a heavy movie, be prepared to cry a lot.. this movie has my favorite mention: doesn't matter how bad I feel, my heart don't stop beating and my eyes open every morning - Precious
I just couldn't get into it, the story just wasn't compelling enough to capture my attention the whole way through.
The acting is pretty good, not one I'd want to see again.
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- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
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[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…