Friday, October 23, 2009

Precious - The Lionsgate film - Remember, we are all precious

I got a chance to preview the film, 'Precious' last evening and, in my opinion, it will change lives.
New Precious Film Trailer (HQ)
There are so many children that are mentally and physically abused every hour, here in the United States and all around the world, and their cries for help fall on deaf ears.
In Precious' house, the cat gets treated more humanely then she.
"Precious, don't forget to pick up the kitty litter and my cigarettes!" Her Mother (Mo'Nique) yells as Precious steps outside the front door.

Lee Daniels' - Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, is a story about the life of a 16 year old girl, Clareece "Precious" Jones,(Gabourey Sidibe) who is forced to try and function normally in a chaotic, abusive home. After the school finds out that Precious is pregnant, they send her to an alternative school, "Each One / Teach One", which is the gate through which she finds a bit of normalcy. Precious is fortunate enough to have several positive people appear in her life; primarily Ms. Weiss (Mariah Carey), a social worder that shows Precious how much she cares about her by insisting that the 16 year old girl opens up and talks about her current living situation. Well, at her new alternative school, "Each One / Teach One", the new teacher that she encounters in the corridor after a bout with morning sickness, Ms. Rain (Paula Patton) mentally shines a bright light on Precious, opening up her thoughts and expanding on ideas about creating a better future for all of the students, by writing down what one is thinking and working towards the common goal of achieving a G.E.D. Ms.Rain, via her actions, prove that she is an advocate for the students in her class, not giving up on them even when the odds are stacked against them. Ms. Rain was remarkable!

Precious also experiences a positive experience/interaction/relationship with a male nurse (Lenny Kravitz) while giving birth to her second child. The vast majority of people that cross her path along the way to gaining independence, were placed there because only GOD and his angels knew that Precious needed the help.

As the film progresses, Precious realizes that her Mother's negative words that echo in her ears are not true, that she CAN do something and IS valued. Against all odds, this 16 year old, with 2 children, proves that no matter what fate hands to you, you can get through it if you persevere!...

Opening November 6, 2009, in movie theatres across the globe.
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Produced by Lee Daniels Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

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