Precious (2009)

6.9/10 by 497 users

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.

Release Date:November 6, 2009
MPAA Rating:R
Production Company:Smokewood Entertainment Group
Production Countries:United States of America
Director:Lee Daniels
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Plot Keywords:aids, illiteracy, song, unwillingly pregnant, balloon, school, crying, motorcycle
  • Good depiction of struggles in life
    June 27, 2010

    I was attracted to this movie by the rave reviews and Oscar nominations it has got. A true touching story of a section of society in America which is realizing its potential.

    The movie starts with Claireece "Precious" Jones the lead character, in the school where she has been suspended as she is pregnant with her second child at the age of 16. Precious lives in a world of her own though she is living in a dreadful condition. She forgets her misery by disguising it with her dreams of having a charming boyfriend and living a celebrity life. The movie depicts her struggle to deliver the second child, the realization of the purpose of life and living it on her own terms.

    The summary of the movie is "Life is what we define it to be and not what we are made to live".