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Precious 2009
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  • Lee Daniels
  • November 6, 2009
  • 110 mins
  • English
  • Drama
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.

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Stunning performances but emotionally inconsistent.

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It starts off depressing and just gets worse. I still debate whether or not these types of films are needed, as I don't believe the audience are those who have actually had similar horrific experiences as Precious has had. I still debate whether American blacks are represented in a positive light (although, Precious, of course is a character one cannot help but sympathize and cheer for). Nevertheless, worth watching and well done.

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