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…
¨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
I find myself very perplexed by most of the reviews I read of this film. I turned to them largely to help me make sense of what I just watched, but came away from them convinced that I had just seen a completely different film. I will nod in agreement with the universal praise for the film's acting (with the caveat Paula Patton doesn't seem to get nearly enough credit in these conversations for whatever reason), but beyond that most of these reviews lose me.
One of the most consistent compliments this film seems to get is that it's very "raw" and immersive and consequently provokes a profound empathy in its audience. And this is where I become convinced that…
Life is precious, she is Precious.
An emotional and touching tale of an abused teen (Gabourey Sidibe, in a knock-out performance) and her struggles.
Incredibly moving and, while technically it does have a few problems, it's powerful enough to make you sit up and think.
'A long journey begins with a single step.'
Una película muy bonita a la vez que fuerte. La fuerza de esta película esta puramente en su argumento aunque también hay que mencionar que todo el reparto esta genial. Hay escenas que me parecen muy fuertes, muy crudas sin necesidad de violencia visual. Cuando me paro a pensar en que este problema puede ser el caso de muchas niñas del mundo se me ponen los pelos de punta, es realmente terrorífico. Técnicamente me ha gustado la película porque encaja con el tono de ella, callejero. Se me ha hecho corta a pesar de que dura casi dos horas así que por eso genial. Me gusta la forma en la que se…
La película narra la historia de una chica de 16 años que sufre la angustia del abuso, en todos los sentidos de la palabra. Escapándose de los estragos mentales y físicos a través de la comida y la fantasía; Precious crea por pequeños lapsos sueños que saltan a la irrealidad total dentro de la sociedad.
Ahora bien, el film podrá contar con una que otra actuación de primera y ser todo lo bueno que quiere ser, pero a mí en particular la dirección de Lee Daniels no me va en absoluto. Tantos retratos de la vida estadounidense me tienen saturado de cotidianidad.
Compelling characters and performances, harrowing narrative but with plenty of bright spots to keep you in the story. Great acting especially by Precious and Mary.
The gritty drama Precious, directed by Lee Daniels, was a heartbreaking depiction of the life of an abused girl who learned to be strong. The way the film touched on the issue of race was interesting, and at times, slightly problematic. In the opening scene, Precious is in a pristine, white setting where her savior, dressed in orange, gives her an orange scarf. Ms. Rain, played by Paula Patton, is a half-Black, half-White actress who has more “White features,” such as lighter skin and smaller nose and mouth. Ms. Rain is characterized as the hard-working, caring educator who provides a path for Precious to escape her hardship. She is often seen wearing bright colors and white shirts, and is bathed…
how ugly mariah carey is without makeup
I was brought into this by the acting. Sidibe and Mo'Nique bring to live these troubled, flawed characters all with their own visions.
Random Question: Is anyone else comparing this to The Color Purple?
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- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
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Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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