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In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, Claireece Precious Jones endures unimaginable hardships in her young life and been pregnant with her second child, she is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
Keywords:  #Gabourey Sidibe #Lee Daniels #Mo'Nique #Paula Patton #Precious
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Time Out
February 02, 2010
A film full of life and love, well-meaning and, judging by the reaction in the US, a genuine and important phenomenon that says act - don't dwell - on your dreams.
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Georgia Straight
April 04, 2011
It's a deeply heart-busting story about finding self-realization.
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Critic's Notebook
October 07, 2015
It's amazing how the film turns out to be infinitely moving in spite of Mr. Daniels's stylistic self-destruct.
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Rolling Stone
February 02, 2011
Precious is an emotional powerhouse, a triumph of bruising humor and bracing hope that deserves its place among the year's best films.
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April 04, 2011
It is a classical tragedy in the Greek sense, and runs its characters (and viewers) through a wringer of pity and terror on the way to its devastating catharsis.
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Christian Science Monitor
November 20, 2009
It melodramatizes everything and yet its overall effect is something more than melodrama.
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Time Out Chicago
April 03, 2012
The bottom line is that you've never seen anything quite like this -- in its highs, its lows, its gaffes, its embarrassments or its uplift.
Boston Globe
November 24, 2009
Avoiding the conventional tricks of lifting an audience up, the movie looks into this girl's wide, brown face and her bleak little life and sees, despite everything, a reason to live.
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Detroit News
November 20, 2009
If you do watch -- and you certainly should -- you will see one of the most remarkable performances ever set to film, given by Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe.
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Sacramento News & Review
April 04, 2011
Sidibe's Susan Boyle moment of misdirected public pity notwithstanding, hers is a rare and welcome presence in American independent film.
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Projection Booth
February 03, 2013
Its flaws are more so of the executional than the conceptual kind, the whole more than the sum of its parts.
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April 04, 2011
The remarkable Sidibe is one of several daring casting choices by director Lee Daniels.
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