#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In Harlem, 1987. Sixteen year old Claireece Jones – who goes by her middle name Precious – is an illiterate, overweight black girl. She is pregnant with her second child, both children fathered by her biological father, who has continually raped her since she was a child, but who she doesn’t see otherwise. Her infant daughter, Mongo – such named since she has Down Syndrome – lives with Precious’ grandmother. Precious lives with her mother Mary, who abuses Precious both physically and emotionally. Mary does nothing but smoke, watch television and collect welfare through fraud (as she doesn’t ever look for a job) and believes that education does nothing for Precious, who she would rather also collect welfare if only to bring money into the household. To escape her life, Precious often daydreams of herself in glamorous situations. Because of her current pregnancy, Precious’ principal transfers her into an alternative school. In dealing with the school’s sympathetic teacher Miss Blu Rain, Precious begins to believe that she can have a future by learning how to read and write. Despite some devastating news from her mother following the birth of her child, Precious also begins to believe she can escape the grips of her abusive mother, who, up to this point, was Precious’ only real support.
Plot: 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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Life is hard. Life is short. Life is painful. Life is rich. Life is….Precious.
This is a film that might make some people a little uneasy. It deals with family abuse in the form of rape, physical and verbal violence. The one character it follows is Precious, an overweight illiterate teenage girl who is pregnant with her second child from her biological father. She is kicked out of her school because of her pregnancy and is enrolled in another educational institution called each one teach one. She wants to do better things, but doesn’t have the will or motivation because of the constant abuse at the hands of her mother. She day dreams about being a big star and getting out of the hellish life she lives.
The film is raw with the material and doesn’t really hold any punches. Lee Daniels second feature film shows vast improvement over the messy Shadowboxer starring Cuba good Jr. His grasp of the material and dedication to have the story be told is evident in his attention to translate the novel to screen. Daniels has put together a cast that care about the subject matter and the story as much as he does and is surrounded by the talent that is needed to pull it off.
Gabourey Sidibe is Precious, the troubled teen wanting more out of life. She shines in her first starring role and it’s no walk in the park for her. The role demanded talent and Sidibe delivers what is needed. Of course the one who stands out the most is Mo’Nique earning herself a much deserved Oscar for her role as the abusive and sloth ridden mother. Her confrontation with her daughter after the birth of the second child is intense and will have you holding your breath in fear for the safety of the child.
Precious is a film that is driven by a strong story and an emotional cast that cares about the work they are doing. It’s a glimmer of hope that keeps the story moving in a world that is hard edged and usually leads nowhere. It’s not a relatively long film, but I did find myself checking my watch every now and then and some bits in the film happen without much clarification. Where did that one white boy come from in her Each One Teach One class? In any event, the final product is a good film with a message about hope and Tyler Perry finally has his name attached to something good in his career (Star Trek not included).
A great movie about social heritage and pattern breaker
Unlike some of the user reviews I will not be talking much about the actresses and actors, even though they performed their roles really good.
I would instead be talking about how the movie showed us that you can break from the social heritage. It’s set in Harlem, Manhattan, a place that is known for poverty, crime gangs and slum alike neighbourhoods. Thit is some harsh conditions for a girl that heavily under influence of bad environment. But she wants to give her children (that she got because of her fathers raping of her) a better life that her. Unlike Claireece Jones mother, she decides, with the help of Ms. Rain, that she wants to get an education. This is a chance she has been waiting for and she grabs it. She has her goal and she is following it all the way. She manages to finish junior high, a small step for her on her path to break from the social heritage
But for some this would have been a dream. Many can’t break the social heritage like Claireece Jones. Many will let the social heritage run their lifes. It’s not just the poor that has social heritage, we all have. The rich will heritage their wealth from their parents and maybe the same job or a job that is much like their parents.
But overall a great movie about the social problem that has come with ‘The american Dream’
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min)
Director Lee Daniels
Writer Geoffrey Fletcher (screenplay), Sapphire (novel)
Actors Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey
Awards Won 2 Oscars. Another 112 wins & 103 nominations.
Production Company Smokewood Entertainment Group
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4, Angenieux Optimo and Arri Lightweight Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4, Angenieux Optimo and Arri Lightweight Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, New York (NY), USA
Film Length 3,007 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 3,011 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak) (Fuji Eterna 250D 8563, Eterna 500T 8573)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI), D-Cinema