Precious (II) (2009)

R   |    |  Drama


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In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, 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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  • Terrence Howard at an event for Precious (2009)
  • Paula Patton and Gabourey Sidibe in Precious (2009)
  • Mo'Nique and Gabourey Sidibe in Precious (2009)
  • Lenny Kravitz and Gabourey Sidibe in Precious (2009)
  • Lynn Whitfield at an event for Precious (2009)
  • Mariah Carey and Gabourey Sidibe in Precious (2009)

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6 November 2009 | jayfloyd
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| Not Paris Hilton's Dog At All
This is a truly moving, patiently directed American movie the likes of which we rarely get treated to anymore. The word 'Precious' certainly does take on it's original meaning after seeing this story unfold.

Just when I think 'the movies' have lost their last bit of integrity, a movie like this comes along as though to say 'don't worry, it's still an art form'.

As for Mo'Nique... well... I wonder what she'll say in her acceptance speeches? Brava, brava, brava.

And Mariah's performance is outstanding and deeply surprising as well.

I can't recommend this film highly enough.

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