Life is hard. Life is short. Life is painful. Life is rich. Life is....Precious.
Stop or I'll sit on you.
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
|Screenplay||Geoffrey Fletcher, from the novel by Sapphire|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|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 /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
|South African Media|
|Cape Argus/The StarMunyaradzi Vomo ||20|
|Die BurgerJeanne Calitz ||15|
|Cape TimesBetsy Sharkey ||15|
|Box Office (USA)Ray Greene ||13|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert ||20|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson||10|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli ||18|
|Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers ||18|
|ScreenIt (USA)C. Fuchs ||16|
|IMDB11498 Netizens ||15|
|Average .. 81%||16|
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