It's Harlem 1987. Sixteen year old Claireece Jones - who goes by her middle name Precious - is an illiterate, overweight black girl. She is pregnant with her second child, both children fathered by her biological father, who has continually raped her since she was a child, but who she doesn't see otherwise. Her infant daughter, Mongo - such named since she has Down Syndrome - lives with Precious' grandmother. Precious lives with her mother Mary, who abuses Precious both physically and emotionally. Mary does nothing but smoke, watch television and collect welfare through fraud (as she doesn't ever look for a job) and believes that education does nothing for Precious, who she would rather also collect welfare if only to bring money into the household. To escape her life, Precious often daydreams of herself in glamorous situations. Because of her current pregnancy, Precious' principal transfers her into an alternative school. In dealing with the school's sympathetic teacher Miss Blu Rain...
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13 Jun, 2017 09:37 AM
Honestly this is one of the best movies I've ever seen it made me laugh, smile, cry, and it made me want to yell at the TV. This movie made me appreciate life and where I am a lot more. Lets just say it opened up my eyes to see things clearer. This movie is now my favorite movie ever and I think every one should watch this movie.
22 Nov, 2017 12:33 PM
I hate this movie!!! Its so fucking depressing. Like even the actors were shitty. I will never watch this movie again. I cant believe I spent my money going to see this crap at a movie theater. Honestly this was NOT one of Tyler Perry's best movies.