Aroview: Heated ghetto drama puts a hopeful spin on the despair suffered by an illiterate, overweight teenager who prepares to give birth to her second child to her father in 1980's Harlem.
Dad is fortunately absent from inflicting further harm, but Mom is no less harsh in her judgement and behaviour, with relief having to come in the form of pro-active teachers and counsellors. Winner of Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Mo'Nique, with impressive turns by newcomer Sidibe as Precious and Mariah Carey in particular, this was taken under the wing of an impassioned Oprah Winfrey, who came on board as executive producer and found this a much-deserved wider audience.
Average rating (Very Good). Showing 1-2 of 2 member reviews.
4 stars (Very Good) Precious has been abused all her life and, now pregnant with her father's second child, must escape her monster of a mother. Certainly not the easiest film to sit through, but worthwhile seeing the impressive performances from the two female leads.~GenXGirl
4 stars (Very Good) Great screenplay in handling a difficult subject. The location shooting is well used. Perfect female ensemble casting. The interaction between mother and daughter is well worth the admission alone. No need for males in this one.~tubbs