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Lee Daniels United States, 2009

Kyle Knapp's rating of the film Precious

Very, very well acted misery porn, but misery porn nonetheless. Mo'Nique is fantastic, as are Sidibe, Carey, and Patton, but the film is rambling past the point of episodic to being insanely disjointed, the moralizing is too easy, the optimism is forced and treacly, and Daniels' direction is amateurish, using gimmick upon gimmick as a poor substitute for true insight into Precious's psyche.