By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Claireece "Precious" Jones is an African-American girl with a life no one would want.
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Powerful, powerful and oh, so grippingBy Benhuczek (145 reviews) from London , 03 Jan 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]I started watching this film with only half an eye and ear as to be honest, I had difficulty understanding the mix of Harlem accents. However, slowly this film draws you in and finally demands you give it all your attention even though you are feeling decidedly uncomfortable.
In old money, the closest I can offer you is the bleakness and brilliance of Cathy Come Home.
Bang this right onto your rental list.
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A great film but wildly depressingBy a customer , 15 May 2013This is a great film, very moving with a tragic story, it's not for the faint hearted and could leave you with nightmares!
Everyone should see this filmBy a customer , 28 Mar 2013Everyone should see this film. It is shocking, upsetting and real. Some brilliant acting. Ultimately a message of hope as Precious forges her own path.
A Rough Diamond!By Kikero (6 reviews) , 08 Mar 2013Takes about an hour or so to get going (amidst a lot of shouting and swearing). But the second half is amazing and very moving. Strangely upbeat despite the heavy subject matter of child abuse.
Watchable average film.By Bobsview (554 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 28 Feb 2013Shocking , hard hitting, story about an obese black American girl who is repeatedly raped by her father and has two children by him. Her mother treats her cruelly and as a slave. She is taken under the wing of her teacher and eventually and very slowly escapes the misery and cruelty of her home. The film is sobering and humbling , but has an annoying fly on the wall reality show camera style. Also the dialogue is mumbled and often hard to decipher.
an emotive watchBy cheesekake (1283 reviews) from uk , 03 Feb 2013brilliant film, that is so emotive, and has you almost in tears more than once. Brilliant acting, and well worth seeing