Monster's Ball producer Lee Daniels follows up his 2005 directorial debut, Shadowboxer, with this adaptation of author Sapphire's best-selling novel about an overweight, illiterate African-American teen from Harlem who discovers an alternate path in life after she begins attending a new school. Clareece "Precious" Jones is only a teenager, yet she's about to give birth to her second child. Unable to read or write, Clareece shows little prospect for the future until discovering that she has been accepted into an alternative school. There, with a little help from a sympathetic teacher (Paula Patton) and a kindly nurse (Lenny Kravitiz), the young girl receives something that most teens never get -- a chance to start over. Mo'nique co-stars in an inspirational drama featuring the debut performance of screen newcomer Gabourey "Gabbie" Sidibe. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
What a truly touching story. I laughed, I cried and I was very angry. Lee Daniels and the cast of Precious did a remarkable job making us see what a part of life is like in the lives of the many young girls in Precious' situation. I must now go out and get the book Push.
It was a very dark and depressing movie but it was acted stupendously. I found myself hating the character played by, Mo'nique so I guess, you could say, the acting was believable. I see why she won an Oscar!
This movie is a must see for high school age adolescents. It does not speak to everyone, nor should it. The book is fascinating and should be read after seeing the movie to understand her pain in learning to read.
This movie was horrible. To think that it won something at the academy awards. ugh. All this movie was, was cussing and domestic violence. In my opinion it was a typical african American movie about a black girl who grows up in a hard life(don't we all) and then escapes it. It was a pointless movie.
I wanted to love this movie, but not only did it NOT live up to the hype......it was below average. the acting was fine, but the screenplay/directing were on a third grade level. The flashback scenes were so incredibly simplistic adn amateurish, I was embarrassed for the production. If you would consider the movie Blind Side (which I saw wanting to dislike it!) could be compared in content to Precious (poor kid with 'issues' and how they eventually rise up above their surroundings)- then it would be scored, blind Side +10, Precious -10.
Thanks Oprah, for spreading more interest on garbage, than I can recall. Except for my netti pot, nothing you've recommended has lived up to the hype!