Life is hard. Life is short. Life is painful. Life is rich. Life is....Precious.
This crowd-pleaseing arthouse drama tells the story of an overweight black teen, pregnant for the second time by her father. Although he is mostly absent, he has abused her physically since she was an infant, while her mother abuses her verbally and psychologically. Luckily this time around a kindly teacher and social worker take her under their wings and begin to offer her a different life... an opportunity that she grasps with both hands.
109 minutes , No persons under 16 (Language, Violence) Drama, On the art circuit
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Gabourney Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz, Stephanie Andujar
Lee Daniels Screenplay Geoffrey Fletcher, from the novel by Sapphire Music Mario Grigorov Cinematography Andrew Dunn Editing Joe Klotz Sound formats Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS Soundtrack Available
Made in 2009
Produced by Lee Daniesl Entertainment, Smokeweed Entertainment Group
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FPB Report (SA)
Language Strong and frequent
Nudity Mild scene of breastfeeding
Sex Sexual references refer to rape, therefor violent, quite strong
Violence Occasional, intense, disturbing, domestic violence and rape (implied).
Drug abuse Alcohol and tobacco
Comments Pretty intense, disturbing, mature themes
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ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Munyaradzi Vomo 20
Die Burger Jeanne Calitz 15
Cape Times Betsy Sharkey 15 International Media
Box Office (USA) Ray Greene 13
Chicago Sunday Times Roger Ebert 20
eye Weekly (Canada) Jason Anderson 10
ReelViews (USA) James Berardinelli 18
Rolling Stone (US) Peter Travers 18
ScreenIt (USA) C. Fuchs 16
Metacritic.com 36 critics 16
RottenTomatoes.com 198 critics 16
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 18
Internet (IMDB) 11498 Netizens 15
Average .. 81% 16
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