Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Who is that 'Precious'?


I got the chance to watch Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire yesterday. It gave me watery eyes.

Claireece 'Precious' Jones is a 16 years old, still in middle school. She goes by her middle name, 'Precious'. She endures unimaginable hardships in her young life. Abused by her mother, molested and raped by her father since she was 3. She is pregnant with her second child. The first baby has Down Syndrome. Both pregnancies are the result of rape by her own father. She grows up poor, angry, illiterate, fat, unloved and generally unnoticed.

She always daydreaming of a scene from television, a light-skinned boyfriend, a stroll down a red carpet, surrounded by cameras and adoring fans. I guess that help ease her mind off her problems. Channeling. I did that too, sometimes.

The film got me thinking about children, and the sadness that is the reality of child abuse.

Totally recommended!

16 comments:

balqissy said...

never heard bout this movie... is it new?

CAHAYA said...

rasanya movie ni tak ditayangkan kat Malaysia. too much violence in it, walaupun semuanya kadangkala berlaku dalam Malaysia.

yonna said...

kejamnya cerita ni kakak T__________T akak tgk mana? dvd ?

dukunlintah plk said...

lamak dah carik muvii tok tp sik jumpa2.. dengarnya si mariah carey belakon tanpa make-up glemer2.. wow salut ngan kak mimi.. sik kedak pelakon malaysia belakon watak sakit mok mati pun tetap maok kelihatan santekk.. aihh alu ngerepak hahaha..

mahpuzah said...

parents are suppose to protect and love their children. iam a mother and not even asingle day i did not worry about my children. my youngest is 18+(penguin).she is the one i am worried most because she has been through alot....betrayal from friends,always sick when she was small. all in all iam proud of her becos she has always been able to recover eventhough she has cried many tears in the process. i wish all the best. i enjoy reading your posts. take care .

@xiM said...

kat mana nak cari movie ni???

nak jugak tengok why gabe ngan monique dapat pencalonan OSCAR because of this film..

i think film ni mantap..teringin sangat nak tengok!!

macam mana nak carik??

tunbegia said...

sungguh sedih,

salamm,

CAHAYA said...

yonna - download je. Cerita ni mmg sedih. Akak dulu baca buku. So bila keluar movie, sure nak tgk punya. Recommended. Sila donlod dan tgk. :P


dukunlintah plk - Betul. Best cerita ni. Pak dukun donlod je torrent. Boleh tahan jugak quality dia. Cerita macam ni sure tak masuk panggung Malaysia walaupun banyak kisah macam ni berlaku dlm masyarakat kita.

Mariah Carey best dlm cerita ni. Dia berlakon tanpa make up pun cun jugak. Dalam movie ni yg pakai make up rasanya cikgu dlm each one teach one tu je.

CAHAYA said...

mahpuzah - Auwh, penguin is your daughter? She's brilliant. :) I agreed parents should protect their children and give them the very best for their lives. But this kinda story not only happen in a movie or Hollywood, or States. It happens here too in Malaysia. It's sad to see child being abused everyday by parents or their guardian, the one they rely on and trust.

I wish you very best too. Keep reading please. :)

CAHAYA said...

Axim - Cahaya donlod je. Nak cari dalam Malaysia rasanya takda kot.

Cerita ni real walaupun banyak scene2 yang kita rasa melampau. Tapi realitinya itu yang terjadi dalam banyak rumah dalam Malaysia. Sebab takda sapa care dan nak ambil tahu, so benda macam ni terkubur macam tu je.

Sila donlod torrent. Or kalau dtg KL, bawa external hard disk. Cahaya transfer my copy. :)


tunbegia - Salam. Memang sedih.

Faisal Admar said...

next movie to buy then... dvd right?

CAHAYA said...

donlod je. senang! cepat! mudah! tak perlu keluar duit!

As said...

wah thanks for the film review!

CAHAYA said...

As - This is just a synopsis of the movie and what I think generally about the movie. I would love to write a review if I had the time. :) Go watch it. I know you love children.

Shima Ibrahim said...

sgt best citer nih! lagi satu citer The Blide Side - citer yg Sandra Bullock mng best actress tu. if u get the chance, watch it. based on true story. pun touchy jugak. ;)

CAHAYA said...

Shima - Betul. Blind Side pun best. :) I loike!!