Precious Movie Review
A stunning new film takes a hard look at an unlikely heroine.
By Jessica Winter
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the November 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
As outlandish as it might seem during the film's most ghastly passages, a spirit of wry, cautious optimism does win the day. Precious's name seems like a cruel joke at first, but by movie's end, she has come to own it—she proves that she can love, and be loved back, against all conceivable odds.
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