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Precious

2009
Drama
1h 50m
In Harlem, an overweight, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
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Precious

2009
Drama
1h 50m
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Rated 01 Jan 2010
2
18th
"an overweight, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child". From that you assume her life is rubbish. And that's not even saying everything that has gone down. Performance wise it was impressive but I felt disconnected and there really nothing that draws you in. A slightly less obnoxious 'My Sister's Keeper'.
Rated 21 Dec 2009
40
31st
Just a chore to watch. The performances are great and the direction is good, but the film does absolutely nothing to make the viewer feel involved. The only thing it really has to say is "this girl's life sucks." Well, yeah... but why should I care?
Rated 10 Mar 2010
0
4th
Monique is a fat, angry black chick that plays a fat, angry black chick. Writing is lazy and uninspired, giving one of the worst expositions I've ever witnessed. "How can we cram in every single thing you need to know about this character in 3 minutes? I've got it, horrible voiceover!" Poor use of film, could've just read about it and been just as bored. And the next person that says Sidibe is beautiful is officially labeled as gay. About what I should've expected from Tyler Perry and Oprah.
Rated 25 Nov 2009
0
3rd
I hate to have to point out the obvious to the world. But film is supposed to be entertainment! I think somewhere along the line that got lost! Judges starting giving out awards for boring and annoying. Boring and Annoying got together and had a baby, that baby took a shit, and that shit was this movie!
Rated 25 Dec 2009
4
44th
Mo'Nique's character has all the depth of a Disney evil stepmother but her performance is raw and gutsy. I should also note one particularly brilliant thing about Lee Daniels' directing: no film has ever made food look grosser, and I genuinely do mean EVER. Shots of stuff frying in pans had me nearly gagging.
Rated 08 Feb 2010
50
29th
First off, to let you know where I'm coming from with my review, to me the word 'inspirational' has sickness-inducing connotations. This film utilizes some nifty storytelling and above average performances to shield the fact that it's another "anybody's got a chance of a better life"-type story. For all its well-meant intentions of portraying this particular world and character - while sending the right messages, of course - ultimately this was a plight to sit through. I just wanted it to end.
Rated 24 Nov 2009
100
96th
I have yet to come across a dramatic piece of filmmaking that is as lushly crafted and freshly original as Precious is. Without crafting the film into a cliché mess, director Lee Daniels really pierces the heart with his incredibly nurturing vision of Precious' world. When I examined the way Daniels contrasts Precious' real life with that of her dream world, I couldn't help but nod my head to its legitimacy. I just wanted to find Daniels and hug him, and thank him for understanding. Masterpiece.
Rated 29 Nov 2009
65
64th
Mo'Nique is amazing. She is a lock for an osarnom. The movie itself has fitting amount of originality that makes an ordinary story interesting. And you need to respect the courage it takes to put Mariah Carey in the climax scene - which btw. is fantastic.
Rated 26 Nov 2009
2
15th
Grotesque.
Rated 05 Dec 2009
87
74th
Precious is one of the year's highlights. The harsh and austere circumstances adjoining Precious are beyond unfortunate and dire. Her hope and willingness to carry on contrasts her vision of the world in the end, conquering her painful issues. Mo Nique and Gabby Sidibe were miraculously outstanding, punctuating and confirming the distinctive full throttle punch of calamity. They certainly tied up all the loose ends in the adversity. Nothing could stop this film, not even Mariah Carey.
Rated 02 Jan 2010
83
72nd
Gut-wrenching at times and oddly corny at others. Overall a very well-made movie with a pretty uplifting and hopeful ending. Mo'Nique is the main reason to watch this. She's really great.
Rated 18 Jan 2010
25
15th
It's hard to say bad things about 'Precious' out of guilt, but I fail to understand what makes this film so beloved. The film stars a bunch of musicians turned actors who all seem to hold their own. The story heads into 'Million Dollar Baby' territory with it's need to pile-on the melodrama, which gets annoying more than anything. The entire film, Precious is given a million escape routes and you know that she will have to take it. When she finally does, it's more of a relief than a celebration.
Rated 15 Feb 2010
49
31st
It's hard to deny the emotional wallop built in to Precious, and yet it's also a complete sham, a manipulative whirligig of degrading stereotypes and corrosive falsehoods. The entire thing feels damnably scattershot, intriguing bits subsumed by unconvincing anguish. There's no apparent aspiration towards cohesion, not when striving for the most wrenching thing that can happen at any given moment will leave an audience shaken and crumbling just fine on its own questionable terms.
Rated 15 Mar 2010
40
16th
The story is simply too much. In all fairness Mo'Niques acting was superb and her oscar was deserved, but after watching Gabourey Sidibe I am left wondering if she is actually acting? Gabby was cast to play fat, slow and ugly. She is either the best actor ever or else the movie is Sidibe more or less playing herself. I choose to believe the latter. If you don't agree with me, then ask yourself if you can imagine her playing Juliet, Lady Macbeth, Viginia Woolf or anything other than Precious?
Rated 28 Mar 2010
75
84th
I love how this film keeps away from the usual "poor kid from the city with a tough life making it better" trappings. There are no real happy endings here, just a girl's decision to try and do better for herself. It's full of grit and feels real, more than I could say for a slightly similar film from this year's Oscar pool (Blind Side). The performances need to be mentioned, they deserve all accolades given. When Precious handed her baby to her mother when she got home, I cringed.
Rated 24 Dec 2016
50
12th
Forgot I saw this, but remembering it, looking back on it, the only good/memorable things about it are Mo'Nique's acting and Mariah Carey slipping in there un-noticed, but otherwise SO Oscarbait-y. This film was DESPERATE to be heavy-handed and had less of a lasting impact from its forcefulness and emotionally intense subject matter. It had a short-term impact, for sure, but now watching it feels like being guilt-tripped into watching a dog getting burned online in order to "spread awareness"
Rated 10 Oct 2009
86
80th
A powerful, ambitious, and blunt film. Mo'Nique puts on a very brave and strong performance, but the star, Gabby Sidibe is even more impressive. This movie deals with very painful issues in a very raw manner, but offers reprieves in some good jokes and Precious's own escapist dream sequences. The story is well-scripted, save for occasional reliance on narration. While overall uplifting, the film will take you through incredibly rough scenes to demonstrate the indomitable human spirit.
Rated 12 Nov 2009
82
65th
Despite a strong (at times almost heavy-handed) directorial voice, there's an underlying Lifetime-movie quality as the film progresses. Choosing 2 b "4 all the Preciouses in the world" it willfully seeks the onus of speaking 4 an entire segment of the black population & so, although there's ALWAYS something disingenuous about messages like "U can do anything" & "Things will get better" in ANY film, they ring as particularly glib & misleadingly simplistic in a film as steeped in realism as this
Rated 25 Nov 2009
20
44th
The year's worst title. Unevenly photographed, alternately oversaturated and washed-out and glossy and grainy, the film itself is a bit of well-meaning manipulation about a Harlem African-American illiterate obese unwed teenage mother of a Down's daughter, now pregnant again, expelled from school, abused and battered at home by her welfare mother, an incestuous rape victim of her absentee father, and oh, HIV-positive. We don't find out all of that at once. It piles up.
Rated 27 Nov 2009
86
96th
An original, beautiful, horrifying film with unbelievably excellent performances from every actor.
Rated 02 Dec 2009
80
44th
Fantastic performances make this film, which is otherwise a very grim and deeply disturbing study of urban life. PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL 'PUSH' BY SAPPHIRE is probably the worst title for a film in years, though.
Rated 14 Dec 2009
82
80th
Contrasting utterly horrific scenes with those that demonstrated an optimistic humor gave us a small sliver of light through Precious' black hole of a life. Really, this not only gave the viewer a reprieve, but also made this film feel very real. Precious' story has been told before, in many different mediums, but rarely has it been done with such heart and with such authenticity. Story aside, Mo'Nique floored me with her brutal performance.
Rated 19 Dec 2009
7
57th
The film benefits from fine direction and strong performances (Mo'Nique, Sidibe), yet failed to resonate with me in any way. The story is well told, even unsettling at times, yet tinged with an air of uncanny optimism. It's worth a watch as a whole but I expected a bit more. Daniels shows promise though as a director. This film makes me wish Radicalohank was still writing reviews.
Rated 09 Jan 2010
35
9th
An arresting and devastating (even depressing) drama, packed with astonishing perfomances all around, perfect for Oscar nominations. But overrated as hell.
Rated 20 Jan 2010
84
78th
The performances obviously raise this film far above the level of average. Superb editing and a unique directorial style also add to its power. Yet the film is insanely melodramatic and by the end, I didn't feel quite as moved as I would have liked. It's still great, however, and Mo'Nique definitely deserves her coming gold.
Rated 26 Jan 2010
82
83rd
"Precious" is one of the hardest movies to sit through. There is a very small light at the end of this vast dark tunnel, and taken as a sincere film featuring all-too-real performances from its cast, the movie works as a message for anyone suffering under the hand of abuse. Director Lee Daniels has made a hard-hitting film that only sporadically becomes distracted by music video numbers taking place in Precious' world, scenes that pull us out of the drama. Otherwise, this is an effective film.
Rated 08 Feb 2010
64
37th
Strong story and an astonishing performance by Mo'Nique. Sadly the screenplay has too much air in it and Daniels is way out of his league. Also a horrible title.
Rated 09 Feb 2010
7
73rd
Life isn't so much a box of chocolates but a plate of deep fried pigs trotters for Precious.
Rated 14 May 2011
65
61st
Oh, that poor black HIV positive fat ugly pregnant girl.
Rated 01 Mar 2010
82
77th
Extremely depressing film leaving me frustrated because you know that this stuff actually happens and it's hard to find any upside to take away from it. Not a knock on the movie because it is well played (the music breaks were a lil weird). Mo'Nique def deserves consideration for her performance, and I am surprised that Didibe didn't get a nomination. The scene when she has nothing left to write, and her mom meeting with the couselor were gut-wrenching. Can't believe that was Mariah Carey.
Rated 05 Mar 2010
77
42nd
Good, for the most part. Some of the more dramatic sequences were a bit too heavy-handed, like HEY GUYS, LOOK HOW DRAMATIC THIS IS, OSCARS PLZ, and the use of music wasn't always great, but the performances elevate the material.
Rated 07 Mar 2010
9
7th
Great acting by the fat kid and her mom are pretty much the only thing keeping this from being as big an abomination as Crash.
Rated 10 Mar 2010
72
76th
I only have one thought after seen this: "Bring your lazy ass here motherf$%&!!!"
Rated 14 Mar 2010
70
53rd
Come watch some poor black girl get shit on for two hours, it goes from tragic to hilarious. THEY JUST WONT STOP SHITTIN
Rated 14 Mar 2010
78
85th
I think "Precious" makes several bold statements with its gritty, inner city tale, and surprisingly they are rather conservative. Scorn is cast upon the dismal setting produced by government dependence, and several times its overweight and abused protagonist proclaims the importance of self-reliance and education. This makes her an oddly beautiful, shining small light in a very dark place. It's a compelling story, and worth the price of a rental.
Rated 15 Mar 2010
76
76th
Great performances and a stunning third act save this from being completely underwhelming.
Rated 04 Jan 2012
55
17th
If it wasn't for the performances this would be a mediocre daytime drama. Clichéd to it's very core and very weak for the first hour. Like I said, it's all about the performances from Mo'Nique and Gabby Sidibe.
Rated 19 Apr 2010
80
78th
The script might stumble on occasional sentimentality, but the realness of the actors and the spot-on cinematography make the film a dramatic triumph. And even if the story plays with contrasts (not only in colours, but in how it portrays the characters and the events) the ending is not an absolute conclusion, but a believable, subtle transition to a future unknown, with a hint of hope to go with.
Rated 24 Apr 2010
72
67th
Mo'Nique lives up to the hype, she is simultaneously hilarious (shrieking insults and chucking TVs down stairwells like a black Dawn Davenport), grotesque and in her final scene, heartbreaking. Glossy 90s R&B music video aesthetics aside (oh well its Hollywood), the batshit insanity on display and beautifully raw, natural performances by Gabourey Sidibe and the supporting cast members make it worth a watch.
Rated 10 Jun 2010
86
62nd
As depressing as I expected, though I wasn't as emotionally invested as I thought I would be. Precious excels where expected: the powerful performances and the strong direction, but nevertheless I felt the film dragged in places. I suppose this might be a case of expectations being too high, but I did find the film very good anyway. Just not incredible.
Rated 14 Jun 2010
84
60th
"Precious" looks bravely at degradation and squalor without romanticizing or wallowing in them, finding dignity and humanity amid the despair. Mo'nique and Sidibe both deliver fine performances, and director Daniels deserves credit for eliciting them. The ending is pat, the middle lacks intensity, and the mother's final monologue--although expertly delivered by Monique--shows a scarcely credible depth of self-knowledge. Still, this is a worthy look at a world most of us choose to ignore.
Rated 19 Jul 2010
70
59th
I thought this was a nice film, no doubt. Great acting - especially from the supporting parts actually. The classroom girls are really fun, as is Kravitz as Nurse John. As usual the Oscar-nominees aren't really the ones to talk about, and the film is definitely not worthy of beating some other competitors. In the end, I was kind of bored of just having the good ol' "development"-story, and when you expect the film to take a darker, more worrying turn, you're left dissapointed. Still - good work.
Rated 15 Nov 2017
15
1st
Acting is fine, but in the end it make you feel miserable about humanity. Evil people in this film are just evil, without any other layers.
Rated 03 Jan 2012
65
64th
Just imagine the worst off demographic, in the worst possible shape, in the worst time period, in the worst possible place, under the worst possible conditions had the worst of the worst things happen to her. The only thing that could have made this worse is if the director put a rock in her shoe. Man I'm exhausted. [Phenomenal acting though]
Rated 10 Aug 2011
65
42nd
Objectively good film making with amazing performances, but heavy-handed and hard to watch.
Rated 12 Dec 2010
55
47th
I kept waiting for the hard punch that was never there
Rated 30 Nov 2012
30
6th
In its eagerness to drag us through the lower depths of human experience, Precious leaves no space for the audience to breathe or to draw our own conclusions. For a film about empowerment and self-actualization, it wields an awfully large cudgel.
Rated 14 Feb 2011
35
23rd
Gabourey Sidibe was completely robbed of the Oscar. She should have declined her role in The Blind Side which definitely lessened her chances.
Rated 01 Dec 2009
75
89th
Excellent.
Rated 06 Dec 2009
70
68th
Solid; in some ways the documentary, *Love and Diane* is the same movie, and maybe slightly better.
Rated 12 Dec 2009
93
89th
Mostly, I have a whole new regard for Monique... You are a shoe-in for many nominations this year, and my hat's off to you, Monique! You have earned my respect... Oh, and btw: This is one of the Best Films of the Year!
Rated 22 Dec 2009
80
91st
Phenomenal acting from the whole cast. Nice imagery and good pace.
Rated 24 Dec 2009
64
28th
It was a decent movie that i kind of liked but it was depressing and a little boring. I feel that it is grossly overrated but I guess to each his own. However, I will say that Mo'Nique's performance is so amazing that it's ridiculous. She was pretty awesome for most of the film and then there is the scene at the end at the social workers office. All adjectives fail to accurately describe her in that scene. Just amazing.
Rated 28 Dec 2009
80
79th
Not an easy watch and it was a grower on me. Worth getting through the tough to get to the....rest of the tough. Strong performances and some very harsh material
Rated 01 Jan 2010
70
54th
A sometimes compelling, painfully real portrait of abuse and rejection that benefits from great acting but also a very melodramatic one.
Rated 12 Sep 2012
71
52nd
Rarely feels like a cheap-cheasy-motivational melodrama. It's quite decent, really, witch is a surprise. The interactions between "Each one teach one"'s classmates is very good.
Rated 11 Jan 2010
74
55th
Mo'Nique is terrifying as a horrible, abusive mother - who woulda thunk?
Rated 17 Jan 2010
70
64th
Sad, though ultimately uplifting, Precious excels because of its solid performances.
Rated 18 Jan 2010
80
91st
Shattering experience, but thankfully has its uplifting moments.
Rated 22 Nov 2016
75
49th
This is a well made drama film. Gabourey Sidibe is great in the lead role. The script has a number of dark moments. The film is not always pleasant to watch but it is effective. Overall I would recommend this film.
Rated 09 Feb 2010
90
78th
A painful yet beautiful portrait of Precious, an abused girl from Harlem. Lee Daniels fearless direction and strong performances delivered by the whole cast is what makes this movie "Precious"
Rated 12 Feb 2014
61
12th
It could've been good, it really could've been, but too much of the film's first half is disturbingly histrionic, going overboard with blunt rage and never really working on depth or emotional honesty. Some very good performances - Gabby Sidibe in particular - make it worth a watch, but I didn't find it a particularly good film overall.
Rated 06 Sep 2012
60
31st
It's something of a glorious train-wreck. It is so in your face and over-the-top depressing that it becomes sort of darkly funny. Parts are inspirational, parts are so-bad-its-good. Daniels, Sidibe, and even Mo'Nique go "all-in" in the movie, and love it or hate it I think everyone can admit that it is infectiously watchable.
Rated 25 Feb 2010
87
56th
Mo'Nique deserves the oscar for her brutal, thought provoking performance...recommended.
Rated 26 Feb 2010
65
40th
I wasn't moved at all (way too much misery to have a real emotional impact). If anything, I was impressed by the stylish directing and the very raw performances.
Rated 26 Feb 2010
75
71st
A bit engineered at times with escalating terrible situations but it doesn't feel completely insincere. Inner city life is horrible and it's interesting to see this theme explored from the point of view of the more vulnerable people. What's noteworthy about Precious is the incredible acting from the lead as well as the supporting cast. It may not be a total masterpiece but it is definitely something to see and remember.
Rated 01 Jul 2022
5
33rd
Rated 23 Nov 2013
86
62nd
This movie was fantastic,but sad at the same time. I felt soo bad for this poor girl. Meriah Carey didn't do too bad. This movie almost made me cry. Mo'Nique did a fantastic job as well. All i have to say about this movie is.....great job.
Rated 07 Mar 2010
86
53rd
Very good acting all round, lulled in the end.
Rated 08 Mar 2010
64
40th
Worth viewing if only for the glorious performances - seriously, was Mo'Nique in hiding or something? - but everything else falters either a little or a lot. The story's overly-ambitious hell plot teeters on the verge of ridiculous (Mouchette in Harlem?) - and then it expects us to be OK with the overly pat ending. But the acting made it watchable.
Rated 08 Mar 2010
54
46th
Everyone seems to agree, that the best quality of this film is acting. For the most of the cast this is probably the highlight of the entire career. I found it strange that the film is set 20 years ago. Is that supposed to mean that things are better now, and that social services work better now? Fairy-tale like optimism felt out of place, and overall this film feels disconnected. One of those feel-sad about poor people and/or feel better about yourself movies.
Rated 10 Oct 2013
75
37th
This film didn't push too many of my buttons. Mo'nique was amazing, Paula Patton was good; Sidibe, I couldn't really get a handle on whether her character was meant to be smart, dumb, scared, sad, angry... Maybe her life was just too foreign for me to connect with. It felt like the director showed us a very limited version of what might happen in her life. A feelgood film without any feelgood? Anyway, I hated the fantasy sequences too so this is getting an average score.
Rated 19 Feb 2016
10
49th
Star Rating: ★★★
Rated 06 May 2011
75
57th
-25 for being based on black people...especially unlikable ones...especially Monique.
Rated 13 Mar 2010
49
6th
Hic begenmedim ve iki oscar alisini yadirgadim. Mahzun Kirmizigul'un filmlerini begenmeyiz ama ondan daha tecrubesiz bir ekibin yaptigi bu film onun filmlerinden daha da zayif.
Rated 14 Mar 2010
75
74th
The director was trying more than has skills, but the story was shocking strong. Mo'Nique acted very difficult part stunningly.
Rated 16 Mar 2012
83
54th
Not quite as good as the hype would lead you to believe but also not nearly as bad or offensive as it's detractors claims.
Rated 28 Apr 2011
86
58th
A soul-shattering experience anchored by a pair of incredible performances that proves difficult to revisit afterwards but leaves you unable to forget it.
Rated 23 Mar 2010
75
67th
A very good, albeit depressing, movie. At the beginning of the movie it seems like newbie actress Sidibe is overwhelmed as they just have her standing or sitting around (showing little to no emotion) as her voice over does most of the work, but by the end they actually let her show some damn range and she holds her own. Mo'Nique's performance and a powerful third act elevate this to a special movie. It's definitely worth watching but it won't be everyone's cup of tea.
Rated 24 Mar 2010
50
56th
Depressing from the outset, Precious takes a point of view from an teenage girl who most, including her own mother, believe to be a lost cause. Stacked with the worst circumstances one could imagine, you'd expect the film to be a huge downer but it manages to be an engrossing and optimistic tale of changing direction in life. Unlike similar films, Precious feels far more authentic and never goes for cheap emotional gut punches or cliched happy endings.
Rated 28 Mar 2010
0
2nd
This movie is so depressingly bad. I cannot believe that it got as much acclaim as it has. If it were about a fat white woman this movie would be quickly forgotten.
Rated 13 Aug 2020
67
29th
Well acted by most but also simultaneously completely cliche and ridiculously bleak. I think this has aged very poorly in just 10 years. Every character is totally evil or totally good. The author of the book tried to imagine the worst possible circumstances a person could have in every regard, and though the film tries to add some hope, it doesn't really work.
Rated 14 Feb 2013
83
63rd
Skirts on the edge of going too far - the HIV diagnosis made me think someone was getting off heaping abuse on this fictional character - but a willingness to have a great deal of levity as well as some strong performances makes it worthwhile.
Rated 17 Apr 2011
65
14th
Although I thought it was a good story, it didn't draw me in and make me feel connected like I think a film like this should.
Rated 04 Apr 2010
94
68th
Really good. The beginning outpaces the ending and you can see where it drops in the middle, but all parts are nonetheless engaging. I'd rate this higher if not for the missing emotional release at the end.
Rated 08 Apr 2010
72
57th
Maybe because I expected more coming into this, but I wasn't blown away by the movie. I felt distanced from most of the issues and most things outside her and her mother felt tacked on.
Rated 09 Apr 2018
33
16th
Unintentionally funny drama movie that unloads a whole lot of misfortune on one character without making the viewer really care about anything. MoNique delivers a brilliant performance, dont get me wrong - it's just the fact that this movie revels in the misfortune of the main character which makes it kind of hilarious in a schadenfreude kinda way.
Rated 08 Jan 2016
29
17th
Precious has two kids (one with down syndrome) by her father, gets molested by her father and mother, can't read, has AIDS, wishes she was white, is incredibly poor, can barely speak, is overweight, is essentially a slave in her household, AND to top it off, is adopted by two black lesbians. This film attempts to emotionally wreck the viewer by having so much go wrong for one person, but only succeeds in being a viewable overbearing cliche. MoNique stands out in an otherwise trite and tired film
Rated 06 Jul 2010
80
53rd
A really precious film. Monique's performance is the show-stealer. It seems slightly recycled and was obviously award-worthy.
Rated 09 Sep 2010
49
21st
This movie proves that any movie with Mariah Carey sucks.
Rated 15 Sep 2010
82
81st
I was ready to hate this movie going in. I'd heard all the buzz, was familiar with all the parties involved, and heard that Mo'Nique of all people gave an Oscar worthy performance. I didn't buy into any of it, but was eventually broken down with all of the ridiculous praise it was receiving, even from people I respected. The short? It was a great film, and Mo'Nique was legitimately excellent as well. That's a gigantic check in the box of "Things I Never Thought I'd See".
Rated 25 Dec 2012
40
40th
Great performances, but surprisingly not quite dark enough. I know that sounds strange, but some scenes needed to be portrayed a bit better.
Rated 26 Oct 2010
60
31st
Jeg var ikke vild med den. Den burde vælge, hvad den virkelig brænder for at sige noget om og ikke fortælle om både homeseksuelle forhold, analfabetisme, incest og overvægt - det er lidt for meget af det gode!
Rated 14 Nov 2010
45
38th
well the acting was ok to a point, but the whole thing in one piece was boring and after like 30mins i was hoping for it to end
Rated 15 Nov 2010
90
70th
A morbidly obese and illiterate Harlem teenager who is pregnant with her second child by her father and is abused verbally and physically by her mother. It's depressing, repulsive, and heartbreaking. It travels the depth of the human condition, but there are glimpses of hope spread throughout that bleak picture, and that's what makes this movie inspirational. Also, the juxtaposition of the vibrant fantasy sequences with the bleak and painful images make it that much more powerful.
Rated 27 Nov 2010
93
87th
Enjoyability 24/25 Visuals 12/15 Audio 6/10 Acting 9/10 Story/Plot 23/25 Production Values 7/10 Intuitiveness/Ambitiousness 5/5 Bonus 7/10
Rated 15 Nov 2011
69
57th
Young illiterate black girl in NYC becomes pregnant by her own father for the second time, is kicked out of school, and has to try and piece her life together from scratch. Yes, it's social porn that seems specifically designed to make you feel bad, but it does it really well. The underlying theme becomes less "look at how messed up her life is" and more "here's how you build yourself".
Rated 28 Dec 2010
84
77th
84.250
Rated 30 Dec 2010
92
88th
Excelente filme, excelentes atuações, história bem marcante e forte. Recomendo.
Rated 12 Jan 2011
20
11th
I think this movie could have potentially been good had it not made me feel totally distant from its characters and if the directing wasn't so sloppy as it dragged on forever. The premise, acting, and atmosphere was decent but in the end it just ended up being another shallow drama with cringeworthy pandering. To me it feels like this movie was more about pushing some hap-hazard agenda by using emotional manipulation rather than wanting to tell an actual good story.

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