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.
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.…
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…
Pobre mina, le pasa de todo, encima la hacen actuar con Mariah Carey
I can remember watching snippets of this film when it first came out. I couldn't really remember the story particularly well, so I decided to give it another go. I couldn't get through the whole thing. Disgusting, racist, misogynistic emotional torture porn.
Here's a film I probably should like, but I can't really say that I do. It's well-made. The acting is superb. Mo'Nique deserves the high praise she got for a really quite incredibly fearless performance. Mariah Carey is even quite good ... she disappears into her role. I'm quite a fan of melodrama, and I like TV-movie-of-the-week redemption stories. Although I admire this film, I didn't really like it. I think it has a lot to do with it's origin as a Oprah Winfrey/Tyler Perry co-production. It's really not in my wheel house. I would say that it seems to pass the normal boundaries of melodrama and moves into the realm of the really excessive. Things aren't just hard for…
Nicht mein Fall.
Kam mir irgendwie auch nicht echt genug rüber, wirkte aufgesetzt.
A 'realistic performance' is when an actor or actress delivers some sort of raw emotion which is extremely hard to capture. An extremely talented actor is needed, as directors can capture lengthy shots that require the actor to deliver it once perfectly. In the film Precious, Mariah Carey delivers a speech describing how she had let her husband abuse Precious since she was a young girl. In one camera shot and an extremely emotion scene, Carey delivers it to where it undoubtedly delivers chills.
Si Chris Rock hubiera hecho con esto una comedia, estaría padre.
Stark, emotionally claustrophobic, absolutely affecting, and superbly-acted drama from Lee Daniels. Adapted from Sapphire's novel 'Push' and tells the story of Precious, a 16 year old African-American obese, illiterate girl and her journey of resilience. First of all, it is a masterfully directed by Lee Daniels. Daniels fills the film's atmosphere with absolute dread and makes us live through the inferno of human suffering and condition. Besides its melodramatic excesses, the film's greatest achievement is its performances--most especially newcomer Gabourey Sidibe and comedian Mo'Nique. Sidibe, in her first feature film, shines in a performance that is both fearless, and captivating. While Mo'Nique gives a hell of a performance as the ruthless matriarch. Watching Mo'Nique's cuss and cry feels so raw, the same with Sidibe's heartbreaking scenes. The film ends up being awe-inspiring, which I would say a great way of ending this heartbreaking, downer film.
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One of the most depressing things that I've ever seen. I would say that there are parts of the story that I wanted to know more about. For instance, Mongo. There is a little girl like her with Down syndrome very close to me in my life, so I really loved seeing her in the film, but I wanted to see more of her.
Dramatisch tot het net niet karikaturaal wordt (alhoewel), maar zeer effectief.
De scènes bij Precious thuis stoorden me, de rest vond ik heel knap uitgewerkt. Sowieso knap dat een film als Precious, waarvan je de thematiek eerder op zaterdagmiddag op Vitaya verwacht, de TV-film overstijgt door de acteerprestaties, de uitwerking van het verhaal en de nodige ademruimtes.
Nogal rommelig gefilmd waardoor emotionele momenten voor mij eerder ontkracht werden dan versterkt.
'Precious' is really just a very good movie. It has an odd blend of very dark and depressing yet also very bright and uplifting that really makes for a good movie. Watching Precious battle her way through her struggles is amazing and Gabourey Sidibe is amazing in this role. She really is the absolute perfect choice for the role, I can't think of anyone else that fits the part not only physically but emotionally. Her performance is so real and you can feel the emotions as though they are her own. I really can't think of much else to say about this movie other than that it is quite good. If you like movies about people having to face adversity and overcome obstacles, this is a great movie for you. It's not on Netflix instant streaming but it really is worth a watch through some other method.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Teen Wolf
- The Breakfast Club
- American Pie
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…