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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 wish you were more like precious, ava."-my mom
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…
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 has to be one of the laziest films I've seen in a very long time. The only reason I watched this in the first place is because it received really good reviews. But, surely Precious handles it's rather damning subject matter well... right?
Now, the main reason Precious fails on such a cataclysmic scale is that the director pretty much gave zero fucks when making this movie. If there was an obvious mistake or a scene that needed better editing, he just left it and carried on with the rest of the film. I think Lee Daniels knew that he didn't have to try, because everyone will feel obliged to fall in love with the movie anyway. "You…
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),…
So well acted/written & deeply moving. The story has literally left me breathless. Very powerful movie.
Me after every directorial decision Lee Daniels makes in this movie: no, no, oh no, please do not tell me you just did that
There is one reason why I didn't give Precious half a star, and her name is Mo'Nique. Lee Daniels better be fucking grateful to have had actresses in his film as raw as the ones he had here, and while Gabourey Sidibe is great, it truly is Mo'Nique who storms the screen. In her final scene, the camera seems to quake in her presence. Daniels doesn't know what to do with her talent.
But the film he's made? I'm genuinely astonished that I just watched the same film everybody else did, the one that was nominated for BEST PICTURE, that won the top prize at Sundance. It's completely ineptly made, deeply exploitative, just downright awful. Yeah, not a fan.
Quite heavy as a result of some of the themes, though the unnecessary stereotypes and some surrounding events make it a little platitudinous at times. I'm glad the very ending was somewhat more uplifting following everything beforehand though.
Βλέποντας αυτή την ταινία σε πολλές στιγμές δε μπορούσα να συγκρατήσω τα δάκρυα μου.
Δεν είναι μόνο το δυνατό σενάριο, αλλά και η πληθωρική (από όλες τις πλευρές) ερμηνεία της Gabourey Sidibe, που με κάνουν να παραβλέψω την Μαράια Κάρεϊ και άλλα μικρά ψεγάδια, σε ένα έργο που μας θυμίζει πόσο ευαίσθητη αλλά και πόσο σκληρή είναι η ανθρώπινη φύση.
Gut-wrenching at times and oddly corny at others. Overall a very well-made movie with a pretty uplifting and hopeful ending. Mo'Nique is the main reason to watch this. She's really great.
PRECIOSA - UMA HISTÓRIA DE ESPERANÇA: 1987, Nova York, bairro do Harlem. Claireece "Preciosa" Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) é uma adolescente de 16 anos que sofre uma série de privações durante sua juventude. Violentada pelo pai (Rodney Jackson) e abusada pela mãe (Mo'Nique), ela cresce irritada e sem qualquer tipo de amor. O fato de ser pobre e gorda também não a ajuda nem um pouco. Além disto, Preciosa tem um filho apelidado de "Mongo", por ser portador de síndrome de Down, que está sob os cuidados da avó. Quando engravida pela segunda vez, Preciosa é suspensa da escola. A sra. Lichtenstein (Nealla Gordon) consegue para ela uma escola alternativa, que possa ajudá-la a melhor lidar com sua vida. Lá, Preciosa…
Gabourey Sidibe is an absolute gift
Not the most subtle flick and I honestly got everything I needed to get out of this in one sit through. Aside from a deadpan Mariah Carey, the acting in here was really nice.
لا تكاد تخرج من دور العرض أو حفلاتها الغنائية إلا ومعجبيها من كل حدب ينسلون ، يطلبون توقيعها والتصوير معها ، صورها تملىء الأغلفة ، الإعلانات التجارية لاتخلو منها ، بيضاء ذات شعر ذهبي وجميلة متزوجة من معلم في ويستشيستر. هذه كلاريس بريشس ، ولكن الخيالية ، هكذا ترى نفسها في مخيلتها.
أتمنى أن يكون لي صديق ذا بشرة فاتحة بشعر جميل ، أريد الظهور على أغلفة المجلات ، ولكن أولا أريد أن أكون من الفتيات اللواتي يظهرن على التلفاز أمي تقول بأني لا أجيد الرقص ، وتقول أيضا من الذي يريد أن يرى جسدي على أية حال ، أحب الرياضيات و درجاتي عالية ، لا أتكلم ، ولا حتى أفتح كتبي
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