glad i'v watched it, reminded me how great mum i am.. poor precious.
A deep and moving film - the acting was exceptional.
Fantastic movie, no wonder it's in high demand.
It left us with wanting to see Part 2, not that there is or needs to be one.
Just watch it!!
Omg, this was pretty full on.......to think that children are abused like this everyday in society had some light hearted moments - oustanding acting from both women.
Wow....Wow....Wow....Very disturbing story but wow. Do yourself a favour and watch this movie. Terrifying to think this could actually be someones. Loved the movie
Boy this pulled a few heart strings, you need a strong stomach on watching it. Good movie would find it hard though to watch again
Heart wrenching story. Wonderful acting. Loved it!
Wow, so sad, this rocked me for days... Great acting
This was the 2nd time we tried to watch this movie. The first time we gave up after 20 minutes because the violence and profanity were a bit over the top.... and we are not prudes. This time we decided to stick with it and I'm glad we did. Thought provoking and sad but a great film about endurance and perserverence.
horrifically sad but important film. Found i had to walk away a few times as it was a bit too much. But beautiful performance from the lead. Better than i expected!
Very, very difficult movie to watch but I did because sometimes we need a good kick in the pants to remind us that there are people out there with far greater problems than any we are or have faced. Helps me to get some perspective at times.
Yes, sad and disturbing but definitely worth watching.
very sad and disturbing but interesting.
Pretty bad, I basically found it Unwatchable.
Not as good as I expected but well worth watching
Best movie I have seen all year and definetly worth the long wait! The lead actress
has so much talent, a terrific portrayal of the heartache and difficult childhood she
endured and conquered.
A movie for the whole family.
Very grim, depressing film. Didn't like it at all.
This is one of the most touching stories I have seen on the screen. It is so moving in fact, it can be difficult to watch. I agree with Susan's comment: it is surprising that such a story did not lead to a depressing movie. I think it is the strength that Precious demonstrates that makes the movie uplifting. This is an exceptional movie, you just don't get to see a movie like this one very often.
a little slow at first but I thought it was a great movie not the usual hollywood over the top type stuff. Well acted and not as depressing as I thought it was going to be.
Very thought provoking and confronting film. Highly recommend
I was concerned about watching this movie, I had heard it was very confronting and not nice in bits. I thought the movie was outstanding, I was very shocked in some parts but thought the actors did an outstanding job.
Excellent film but storyline is quite depressing
not your usual abuse story. Very very well done. Leaves you in a good place and thinking thinking thinking but not haunted like other similar stories. This one is an inspiration.
Such a poignant movie. Honest, real and down to Earth. Great acting from all characters giving the viewer a true look into the lives and struggles of low socio economic black America.
I really enjoyed this movie despite how disjointed and hard to follow it was at times. It had great heart. I found it very moving and believable.
bit boring dont really know what the point was
The movie shows the rough truth of many people but fails to depict it very well. You will find the main character to be dull most of the time but overall the story will probably move you.
This movie was soo heart wrenching. I couldn't sop thinking about it for a long tim after it finished. If you have children, this is a movie you wont forget. It made me appreciate everything in life that I have.
Almost gave it 5 stars but found precious difficult to understand sometimes. Brilliant acting I can see why Mo'nique won an Oscar for her performance. Enjoyed the appearances of Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz. Very confronting movie but had an uplifting ending. Highly recommend!
Excellent movie. So sad but true. A modern day American version of the 1990's "Once Were Warriors". It had me glued to the screen from start to finish.
Very very disappointing. The story was good but the way it was told was confusing. For starters, Precious herself was so sullen that it was so unlikely that she had any personality or brains at all, except in her imagination.. We couldn't distinguish between her mother and father- the same features and hair- so had to guess our way through the story. The father came from nowhere,disappeared into nowhere and his death was a convenient way of getting rid of him in the story. Just because the producer and director knew the story didn't mean we did. There were too many shortcuts for us.
Very emotional, worrying, curiosity, so much to be proud of for the girl. I had admired Precious's toughness. Even surprising my partner who likes action, comedy, had enjoyed watching Precious with me, I thought he would leave half way but he was amazingly enjoying the whole lot. He said it was incredibly different and very good film.
I have been looking forward to viewing this movie and I was not disappointed; it contained great actors, confronting storyline, continuity was upheld all the way through; DVD bonus interviews were inspiring as well.
Not quite what I expected but excellent performances and thought provoking story on the spirit and determination of a teenager.
really good movie showing the obstacles some people must go through in life and how it can be changed.brilliant acting,defiantly worth watching
Fantastic movie. Fabulous acting. Unknown actors but brilliant - very believeable.
My attention was held from the first act - great.
Nothing hollywood about it. No glitz, no glamour, no beautiful beautiful people.
Real life with real dilemmas and problems and how badly we can parent. A young girl overcoming dreadful circumstances using education as her platform. Her struggle against awful odds.
Very slow, boring...and no proper ending
Couldnt watch it, language terrible, could not understand her and way to confronting.
didnt finish it as I could hardly understand what the main character was saying, because she mumbled something shocking......the swearing, although in context, was over the top too. I am not prudish but had trouble handling the whole concept of the movie and the characters in it.
i didnt like it at all - actually fast forwarded through most of it, it was depressing to watch
An amazing story!! Very powerful message not one to be taken lightly. Highly recommended.
What can I say - brilliant beyond belief. The actresses had really outdone themselves in this heart-wrenching movie. Thoroughly emotionally charged and tear inducing, "Precious" is one of the best films I've ever seen!
Excellent movie.... very well done... even hubby liked it!! :)
Perseverance and a desire to do better than what went before are both great things to have, and great lessons to teach. Excellent work
Wonderful film about the power of education and the strength of people to survive against the odds. However also incredibly horrible and depressing - don't watch it if you are feeling a bit fragile.
This film is absolutely shocking. It's a study in physical and mental abuse, and does not have the expected ending.
Precious is almost like a documentary on abuse. It's a powerful movie.
Fantastic movie, can't believe this mirrors real life for some. Great acting, great story.
Wow... Very full-on. Good movie, i enjoyed watching it. Dont know if i will watch it again, it was dragged on a little long for me
A black obese teenager struggles against the terrible circumstances of her life. A brave and confronting drama which manages to offer hope amongst the gloom. 3.5 stars
I loved this movie. I could have kept watching the story unfold forever. I wanted to know what happened for the rest of her life. Excellent.
What can I say.. not for the faint hearted. Truly inspiring
A terrific movie. The visuals were great and helped overcome some difficulty for my husband in picking up the broader American Afrlcan dialect. Everybody should see this movie.
Absolutely one of the most thought provoking films I have ever seen. Brutal reality that you cannot turn away from and yet hope rises with the spirit of Precious. An amazing story and cast.
What a sad,brutal moveie. Made me grateful for the life and opportunities I have been given. Brilliant acting. Worth watching.
The acting is good, but I found it so depressive and violence so meaningless that I could hardly recommend this to watch to most of the people I know. I expected a light at the end of the tunnel, however, the main character named Precious (who was brutally abused all her life, raped by her father from the age of 3 and had 2 kids to him by the age of 16) ends up with AIDS... I expected a twist where she would do something remarkable with her life. It was obviously not the point of this movie. The point was - violence like that exists somewhere, where children have no hopes, no joy, constantly abused and then die. If you are interested - watch it.
Spoke to me of my childhood although I am white
Fantastic movie. Highlighted a part of society that I don't get to see or understand but am now much more aware of. Well acted. Seeing Mo'nique playing such a role was shocking. And Gabby Sidibe is amazing. A real eye-opener.
I thought this movie was absolutely rubbish. I dont know why a lot of people like it at all. the acting was terrible and I couldnt understand half of the words she said. I turned it off halfway through.
Fantastic, gut wrenching movie - a real eye opener and with unreal acting. Loved it
I wouldn't advise anyone who has had a child to watch this movie. If you, like me, get sad just from watching stories about unfortunate children on the news this film will be torture to you. There was senseless violence against a newborn which was not necessary for the plot which was enough to make me recoil and never want to view this again.
OMG, this movie is both shocking and so heartwarming, one of the best I have seen. The acting is amazing - watch the extras to see just how amazing the two lead women are in this movie. Cute cameo by Lenny Kravitz. Warning: the swearing at the start of the movie is off the Richter scale and hard to watch/listen to, but persevere, this movie also showcases hope, determination and the wonderful caring side of humanity, as well as the worst of it.
the most shocking, compelling, movie i have ever seen i loved it
Fantastic movie, very sad but realistic...i would say "welcome in the real world". Recommended!!!!
What a beauty of a movie - it felt well balanced, sensitive but not sensationalized.
I enjoyed it alot.
just depressing, boring and sad. Why oh why does hollywood insist on celebrating the sad unfortunate state of some peoples lives. Create an awareness????? Rubbish, they made their money. shameful, hated it. Yes critics can be wrong
Didn't need to see that. Money should have been better spent fixing the problem, not just advertising it.
Life is tough enough without having to watch it in a movie as well. Found it very depressing and disappointing, can see why it was raved about when released but don't expect to 'enjoy' it isn't that kind of movie.
disappointed, i didn't need to watch that
BRILLIANT. Another film I actually promoted to others. Fantastic cast - sad but true story. Wonderfully shot.
This movie is confronting and difficult to watch at times but it is great to see Precious' journey. Fantastic acting by the whole cast.
If you want a moving story then this one is one to watch. It almost made me cry to see how this young teenager was treated by her mother and the ex-boyfriend. But in reality this happens, and too often like this girl they're too scared to say how it actually happened. Well worth a watch...
A depressing bleak movie. Most of the acting was very good, but the overall experience was something of a turn-off.
This a very good strong story line not an easy to watch but a eye opener as to what happens out there.
Good movie - worth seeing. Realistic and well acted - some people sure lead sad horrible lives. Sad but didn't leave you feeling depressed - great ending.
Heart breaking and fantastic
Very moving and graphic film. Brilliant perfomances!
watched this with a girl friend. It's a very confronting movie made me squimish but great story. Is a bit slow but i think thats the point to make it really hit home the dire circumstances she prevails over. The scene where her mother finally breaks down stays with you long after the movie finishes. A tear jerker but worth it even just to know your life isn't that bad!
Confronting but memorable.
As a mother to a young child, I found this disturbing at times. It was a bit of a patchy story, and the ending didn't do it justice. Some good acting though for what must have been difficult roles to play.
Outstanding acting talent from this ensemble cast.Well portrayed and full of emotion.
Worth a watch.I wasn't disappointed.
Excellent movie, though very confronting at times. The acting is sensational, a really great movie
I saw this at the movies. I would recommend it to everybone to see. Yes the story is depressing, but so is life for a lot of people. The guts and determination of Precious is amazing. We should all hope that we would be that strong in a similar situation.
What a terrible and depressing movie, I would not reccommend that anyone see this. Unless you wanted to punish someone. There was some brilliant acting, but it is all wasted on a terrible story that makes you just want to throw up.
A movie about a person and the life she has. Living with a mother that treats her like a slave she has had a difficult time trying to survive in a society that seems as though it dose not care. Although she sees a light at the end of the tunnel the burdens just seem to keep coming. A serious heavy movie worth watching if you have a heart.
Really good movie. Difficulate to watch, as 'Precious' has such a horrible life. The acting was all excellent.
So confronting and extremely realistically acted - you wanted to just loathe the mother, and yet feel sorry for her a little at the end. Incredible movie with Precious showing such fortitude.
Was not what I expected. A good movie but very hard to watch - I thought there would have been a little more light at the end of the tunnel.
Confronting look at a part of society that most viewers would never, ever find themselves in...like another world. Her helplessness is more than terrible, it's disturbing. You don't enjoy this movie, you experience it.
This movie brings many emotions and feelings to the surface. Monique played the role of the chain smoking lotto playing devil mother so well that if you have not seen her in other movies or shows you might walk away with a feeling of disgust towards her as person, she played the part that well.
Aww shock and disgusted in human behavior and how one can rationalize thoughts is what this movie provokes.
very good movie.... lots of people will relate to the characters in this movie... very real and very confronting... worth the watch deffiently
Wow. What a movie. Very moving and touching. What goes on behind closed doors makes your blood boil and your heart bleed.
The actors were amazing. Such strong characters. I really don;t know how they did it. They deserve every accolade for their charachter portrayal.
This was a tough movie. Sad. It will provoke many emotions and different reactions in everyone. This movie you have to see for yourself. I don't believe any review can tell you what to expect; it's very much a personal choice this one. See how it affects you.
4 stars for the acting alone. None of the actors miss a beat in this quality film, not even an unrecognisable Mariah Carey. The lead role and her vicious mother are just superb. It sadly shows the cycle of despair and poverty that keeps people down.
i really liked this movie although the contents of it was disturbing.... well worth a watch, a definite eye opener.
wow this movie was so intense and sad at times! But a excellent movie that kept me interested until the very end. I recommend this one for sure.
A very disjointed movie, hard to understand much of the time, both in the spoken words and the random images. On the other hand, the "bonus features" are really good with interviews with the author of the original book, the director, producers and various cast members. The surprise of the movie is the character played by Mariah Carey. Who would've thought she good act and who would recognise her looking like a normal person without lots of hair and makeup?
This is a really sad movie about a young girl who is physically and mentally abused from a very young age by both parents. There are a few scenes in the movie which I find a little shocking/scary. The sad thing is, I don't think they are acting - I'm sure this stuff actually does happen in real life, sometimes.
A good movie.A little sad and harsh but worth the watch.
Whilst the subject material was indeed heavy, as its dealing with several issues that "at-risk" kids are faced with in the ghettos, I think they could have presented it in a way that made it easier to watch..... if you don't stick with it through the first half hour, and in fact even the first hour is not what you would call "entertaining" then you don't find out what happens in the end. Whilst I don't really want to take away from the fact that the movie won 4 awards, I think casting such an obese girl in the lead role added to the "non-watchability" of the movie, despite her impressive performance, and I don't really know why it won best picture; although having said that, it has been a year of disappointing movies using big name stars. The big name stars in this movie are fairly unrecognisable, which is great to see, as it puts a far more human face to the cast.
Fantastic cast and tragic story. Emotional journey from start to finish.
What a gut wrenching film.