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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Precious</i>

Precious

In her broad outlines, Claireece Precious Jones, the central figure of director Lee Daniels’s Precious, risks sounding like the epitome of ghetto cliché: an obese, illiterate 16-year-old; physically and psychologically abused by her mother; repeatedly raped by her father. Based…
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Film, <i>Precious</i> locates the heart &#151; and hell &#151; of its heroine's struggle

Precious locates the heart — and hell — of its heroine's struggle

In her broad outlines, Claireece Precious Jones risks sounding like the epitome of ghetto cliché: an obese, illiterate 16-year-old; mother to a four-year-old Down syndrome daughter and now pregnant again; physically and psychologically abused by her mother; repeatedly raped by…
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