"Get Out" leads the Gotham Award nominations                'Blade Runner 2049,' 'The Disaster Artist' to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Original Screenplay hopefuls                Todd Haynes explores the world of children with "Wonderstruck"                MUDBOUND and COCO to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards                "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" pairs Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman once again                "Wonder Wheel" closes NYFF with a commanding Kate Winslet turn                Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney to Receive Hollywood Supporting Actor and Hollywood Supporting Actress Awards at "Hollywood Film Awards"                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Adapted Screenplay hopefuls                "Breathe" aims to return Andrew Garfield to Oscar contention                Mary J. Blige, Timothée Chalamet and the Cast of "I, Tonya" - Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser to be honored at the 21st Annual "Hollywood Film Awards."                New Trailer drops for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"                "Goodbye Christopher Robin" reveals the origins of Winnie the Pooh                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Supporting Actress hopefuls                "The Florida Project" is one of the year's best films        

Oscar winner ‘Precious’ on DVD

HollywoodNews.com stays on top of the latest DVD and Blu-ray releases so you know which films are worth your time and money. This week, we recommend:


Talk about good timing. Days after Lee Daniels’ raw “Precious” won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Mo’Nique) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Geoffrey Fletcher), the heart wrenching drama arrives on DVD for those who couldn’t work up the courage to see it in theaters. (The film’s $47 million domestic take is solid, but not staggering.)

Mo’Nique riveted Academy members with her portrayal of Mary, the monstrous mother of title character Precious (Oscar nominee Gabby Sidibe, equally devastating). The two occupy an all-too-realistic urban environment pockmarked by poverty, illiteracy and, worst of all, incest. Precious’s father, seen in only in flashbacks, raped her multiple times, endowing her with two babies, to which Mary clings so the state will continue to provide welfare. But when Precious reaches her breaking point, a teacher (Paula Patton) and a social worker (Mariah Carey) dare to intervene.

A difficult sit, “Precious” earns its stripes with spectacular performances from fearless actors willing to embrace the pain and hurt in Fletcher’s script. He adapts the novel, “Push,” by street poet Sapphire, but turns it – with Daniels’ help – into a story we can relate to. And that might be the saddest part of all.

Lionsgate’s “Precious” DVD comes with an audio commentary track; featurettes on the adaptation and casting processes; conversations with Daniels and Sapphire; deleted scenes; Sidibe’s audition reel and more.

The movie – *** out of 4
The DVD – *** out of 4

About HollywoodNews.com

Doing our best to bring you "The Pulse of New Hollywood®." Follow us @hollywoodnews

Follow us

Breaking Hollywood News   


Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.