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Year
2009
Runtime
110 min.
Director
Lee Daniels
Genre
Drama
Rating *
7.3
Votes *
86,272
Checks
13,893
Favs
494
Dislikes
200
Favs/checks
3.6% (1:28)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. Pristine's avatar

    Pristine

    I'm glad the movie was far better than the book, although it followed the storyline almost to the letter. I had accidently grabbed the book on sale several years ago, to carry in my purse for bus trips, and I didn't enjoy it at all. The writing was almost unbearably poor and the only reason I stuck with it to the end was because it's not that thick of a book and I have this tenacious principle of not tossing out a book before finishing it. At the time, it was one of the few books that I could fit comfortably in my purse, so I decided to grit my teeth and get through it.

    I do not recommend you even consider getting the book. Just watch the movie instead, if you're intrigued.

    The actors were the reason the movie was so incredibly good. I can't believe Mariah Carey played Ms. Weiss, she was practically unrecognizable, in a very good way. The last time I saw pictures of her were on tabloids and a couple of scenes from Glitter (unfortunately I have seen that film too and I wanna know how to get those 2 hours back!) and Mo'Nique. There's no words to describe my amazement when I found out afterwards that Precious' mother was played by Mo'Nique. One of those times when you see a performance this good and go "Whoa..." and then when you actually find out who the performer is and you go "Who? Wait... WHAT?"

    spoiler

    I know a lot of people won't feel as strongly as I did about the theme or the acting, but I felt it, the whole hopelessness of living in the ghetto, the struggles, money problems, having kids when you're underage, not being able to read or write, etc, and I'm a white chick from upper middle class home in Scandinavia.
    6 years 11 months ago
  2. hyvaa's avatar

    hyvaa

    the story of the movie is quite disturbing. the acting and shooting of the film is quite brilliant, i think.
    * i couldnt recognize Mariah Carey as Ms Weiss, looked totally different to me.
    7 years ago
  3. mandapuspi's avatar

    mandapuspi

    It really is precious! Mo'Nique and Sidibe deliver astonishing performances! 7 years 9 months ago
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