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Precious: A Movie That Is Realistic and Unfortunately Reality
"Precious" is a very gripping story based on the novel, "Push" by the author, Sapphire. This movie is a true and realistic look into the lives of so many young women and men who have or are being abused. It is not just about "the ghetto" or the so called "hood", but more importantly the community as a whole no matter what your race or size. These are issues that we all deal with somewhere or another whether we want to face it or not. Insest, teenaged pregnacy, verbal and physical abuse from siblings and parents etc. A lot of people keep it to themselves because they do not want to get anyone in trouble, but we have to teach our youth that that is not the right way to go about it. "Precious" truly defines the meaning of having to be strong and get up everyday and live even though you already know the outcome of a day to day struggle.
In "Precious", Claireece Precious Jones endures unimaginable issues in her young adult life. She is abused by her mother and repeatedly raped by her father. She ends up pregnant twice by her dad and feels alone and unloved. She grows up poor, angry, illiterate, fat, and generally unnoticed. So what better way to learn about her than through her own, halting experience. A lot of people that have supported the film such as Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry have had a chance to express their own experiences with child and sexual abuse as kids. Mo'Nique has also gone on record stating that she was sexually abused by a family member in her young teenaged years.
I feel that it is a sad but very much needed movie in this day and age because when you look at "Precious", somewhere we all can see ourselves in her eyes even if we are the only ones who have ever known our struggles and pain. We have to learn no matter how old you are, how to respect what people have suffered through and realize that we are all different inside and out. What she went through in this film is an everyday experience for some kids and adults. At work and at school it is always a certain pressure to blend in, dress the best and be the flyest. That is not important at the end of the day because most of the bullies have their own hidden secrets and thats why they do it. I really love this movie and I hope that people start to understand if they have not already, the true issues that have been hidden for a lot of years. Great job to this star-studded cast and Geoffrey Fletcher, the first African American screenwriter to take home an Academy Award.
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