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Precious (based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire)

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Precious (based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire)


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In 1987, obese, illiterate, black 16-year-old Claireece 'Precious' Jones lives in Harlem with her dysfunctional family. She has been raped and impregnated twice by her father, Carl. She suffers constant physical, mental and sexual abuse from her unemployed mother, Mary. After getting pregnant for the second time, Precious is suspended from her school. Her principal arranges to have her attend an alternative school where her new teacher, Ms. Rain, helps Precious learn to read and she responds to this glimmer of hope. Precious also meets Mrs. Weiss, a social worker, who discovers the abuse and incest that Precious has had to endure. Her father dies of AIDS and Precious learns that she is now HIV-positive.
Statement of Responsibility: Lee Daniels Entertainment in association with Smokewood Entertainment ; directed by Lee Daniels ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; produced by Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness ; executive producers, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Lisa Cortés, Tom Heller ; presented by Lionsgate, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ; director of photography, Andrew Dunn
Uniform Title: Precious (Motion picture)
Title: Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire)
[videorecording]
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. :, Lionsgate,, [2010]
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
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Report This Apr 16, 2012
  • gothgirl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I thought this movie was very disturbing to watch. To see how she was raped by her father and abused by her mother. Monique played her part in this movie so well that it was almost realistic. To me it was inspiring because despite everything Precious had been through she wanted her education and she went and got it. Whether you have been raped or not don't give up on your education because a minds a beautiful thing to waste.

Sear: verb (used with object) 1. to burn or char the surface of. 2. to mark with a branding iron. 3. to burn or scorch injuriously or painfully. 4. to make callous or unfeeling; harden. 5. to dry up or wither; parch. verb (used without object) 6. to become dry or withered, as vegetation. searing

this one of my favorite movies

Report This Aug 08, 2011
  • Nita101 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was a very intense movie but it was very interesting

Report This Jan 31, 2011
  • rose0622 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This movie was wonderful all the actorsin the movie were great the movie is a must see not for young children.

Report This Jun 16, 2010
  • CalicoJack rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Remarkably innovative in its use of language & its counterpoint between monologue & dialogue. (Screenwriter Geoffrey S. Fletcher rightly won an Academy Award for his brilliance.) Knockout acting debut by Gabourey Sidibe in the leading role. Wow. PS on 16 June 2010: This film isn't about human degradation, guys; it's about human resilience.

Report This Jun 05, 2010
  • AS1987 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

One of the most depressing films ever.

Report This Apr 14, 2010
  • joseph rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Must See - Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) 109 min. Mo-Nique is brilliant as the abusive mother to Precious played by Gabourey Sidibe. If you’ve read the book, there is no way you could’ve imagined the mother being portrayed in this light (or rather, darkness). As in the book, the film switches over to “dream” sequences where Precious escapes to whenever there’s conflict in her life – some of them work; other times, I found them to be distracting (which is probably their intent). This film is not for the weak of heart – it’s brutally vicious. This was one of the 10 films nominated for a 2010 Oscar – Mo’Nique won for best supporting actress and rightly so.

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