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Anyone watching Precious on BBC2 right now?

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Fairydust1986 Sat 05-Oct-13 23:21:18

Think I'll stay up til 1am to watch it lol, has anyone seen this?

DevonCiderPunk Sat 05-Oct-13 23:22:29

Yes I have. It is not an easy watch by any means... a very brave film. There's redemption at the end.

southeastdweller Sat 05-Oct-13 23:24:00

Yes I saw it at the cinema. Very well acted film but also very disturbing.

Fairydust1986 Sat 05-Oct-13 23:29:22

Already seen the part where her dad rapes her & her mum screaming abuse at her 20 mins in! Harrowing...

mrsjay Sun 06-Oct-13 16:34:31

I recorded it I will watch is it quite harrowing ?

Fairydust1986 Sun 06-Oct-13 22:09:01

Yes it isn't for the faint hearted & very graphic. There's redemption at the end quite rightly pointed out by DevonCiderPunk

RaisingArizona Thu 10-Oct-13 07:42:23

I watched it on iplayer. I'd always meant to see it but never got round to it. Really really well done and acted. Very hard to watch but worth it. For me it had so much to say about human beings at their very best and worst; what it means to be a mother, self-image, parental abuse, self-empowerment and coping strategies in the face of an intolerable life. Seem to remember the actress who plays Precious getting an Oscar. If she did, I can see why she was awarded one. Brilliant performance.

Iirc it was Monique who played Precious's mum who won the Oscar. It's a hard watch but unfortunately is reflective of some people's experience. I read the follow up novel and was disappointed that Abdul's life continued in the same vein as I thought the abiding message was that even though Precious couldn't save herself she was able to break the pattern for her children.

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