"Life is hard. Life is short. Life is painful. Life is rich. Life is .... Precious." That sentence gives a fairly accurate indication of a film that portrays both the harsh, brutal, dark sides of life - while making room for a belief in the goodness and hope for the future.
In the movie “Precious”, the main character is a 16-year-old girl who lives a life of economically, socially and mentally difficulty. We get a glimpse into an environment that is rarely portrayed on film, and few have access to in real life. We are confronted with a number of different prejudices, which are portrayed very roughly, and may leave us stunned and shocked. Precious is a film that shows the influence our childhood, parents and the environment have on us - and how it, against all odds, is possible to change your life.
The film, which takes place among poor African Americans in Harlem, has been a great success - surprisingly large. For it’s raw social realism and its character-driven drama, it doesn’t come of as an immediately Blockbuster-success. But the film's qualities are so obvious that not only reviewers but also the general public has embraced it.
The name of the novel "Push" is a word that means "to push or to achieve something". These words have a meaning that Precious must focus on survival. Therefore, Precious have to push through her life, so she can move forward. If Precious ever want to move forward in life, she needs to get a chance to get away from all the mistreatment from her parents, and her very tough life. Also, Precious is not the only girl who has got to push life forward. In the daily life, you should be able to deal with your own situation in order to move forward. Some use their psychologist, doctor, friends and family who support and care, but in the novel Precious uses her classmates and her teacher. She quotes how her classmates and Mrs. Rain are like a family to her:
"Theze girlz ice my friends. In er like the baby in a...