Precious Movie Review Essay example

1337 Words Jun 4th, 2011 6 Pages
Precious Summary
The film Precious directed by Lee Daniels is a solemn movie dealing with the unfortunate truths of everyday life for some individuals. The film staring Gabourey Sidibe who plays the main character Clarice “Precious” Jones along with co-stars Mariah Carey and Leni Kravitz is based in the Ghetto of Harlem in the year of 1987. Precious is a sixteen year-old illiterate morbidly obese teenager whom has grown up in the Ghetto of Harlem in a dysfunctional family. Her mother Mary verbally and physically abuses her and uses her as her personal servant while her father Carl also abuses her and has impregnated her twice. Early in the movie it is stated that Precious’s first child is named “Mongo” short for Mongoloid and suffers from
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We as individuals do not think about it because we think everything else in our lives is too important to pay attention to the world around us.
Throughout the movie we learn that Precious lives in an abusive family where she is abused physically, mentally, and sexually by both her mother and father. While watching the movie one could see some of the scenes to be very raw and disturbing, maybe even a little hard to watch. As I did some research I found that “Worldwide, approximately 40 million children are subjected to child abuse each year”. When we look at this statistic it is obvious that this is a huge number and I do not think people realize how many children are abused around the world each and every day. Many people that are in your everyday life are abused and do not say anything because they are too afraid to, just as Precious was. It is our job to help individuals out that are in this situation. This is what is morally right, and this is what God wants us to do. Another issue in the movie is Aids/HIV. Later in the movie we learn that Precious’ father dies of Aids and Precious gets herself tested and is HIV positive, while her two children are not. I do not think what Precious’ father did to her was morally or ethically right as incest and rape is something an individual with a stable mentality would not even consider . To a normal person this is not something you would even consider doing yet

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