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A Movie Review on “Precious”

Child abuse has been critical these days and it’s sad that this is a fact. Here’s another movie that will create real sad impact yet will inspire viewers at the same time.

I’ve watched this movie early last year when I randomly picked it out from my favorite DVD stall. This film shocked me for knowing that a young lady is abused not only physically but also in emotional and mental aspect by her own parents! I find this movie quite disturbing that a family can give traumatic experience to a young lady who’s starting to dream of a well and bright future.

Enumerating the dark experiences of Precious is actually hard to even comprehend but I’d like to write them down so as to open our minds and hearts towards the girls who are experiencing the same thing right from their very own home.

1. Precious was beaten the first time when she was five years old and continually was abused by her unemployed mother that she got wounds and bruises most of the time.

2. Her own father raped her consistently from her childhood to adolescence that resulted to pregnancy of two (the first child turned out to be Mongoloid, who was named Mongo while the other one is healthy). I can’t help but sigh on this fact and all the more be sad for this girl.

3. To finally get away from her abusive parents, Precious fled and left their house carrying her two children with her without certainties of the life they have ahead. They actually didn’t have any place to go.

4. She eventually learned that her father died from AIDS and that she and her child Mongo were also positive with HIV. Luckily, Abdu, the second son is negative from the illness.

Precious’ journey in life is difficult and having learned that this actually happens to many girls out there, I just pray that this stops already. I’d like to give thumbs up to those social workers and to Precious’ teacher who helped her move on with life, to see hope and start anew. She’s sick and we all know that her body will give up later on, but that peace of mind of living normally with her children is enough reason to fight for life. A truly heavy movie but a very inspiring one.

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12 Comments
  1. Posted February 14, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Sounds interesting.

  2. Posted February 14, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    great review

  3. Posted February 14, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Thanks for sharing..

  4. Posted February 14, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I watched this movie with my son and cried. We were so angry with both of her parents.

  5. Posted February 15, 2012 at 1:58 am

    thanks for reading!

    @Judy: Really? I was truly mad at her parents as well when I was watching this.

  6. Posted February 15, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    i like this article just because my soulmate is called PRECIOUS.

  7. Posted February 15, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    very sad. thanks for review

  8. Posted February 16, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Great share:)

  9. Posted February 17, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    One of my 8th graders brought the book to my reading class. Her mom had given it to her. I read it first. OMG! I just hated having her little head filled with such horrific scenes, but got the OK from Mom. I don’t think she got too far into it before she abandoned it for another novel. What a relief that was to me.

  10. Posted February 21, 2012 at 4:11 am

    My wife and I saw this movie together. Not a pleasant night.

  11. Posted February 21, 2012 at 4:12 am

    My wife and I saw this movie together. Not a pleasant night.

  12. Posted March 2, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    :D Powerful as always … :P

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