“Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Rated R. DVD.

This film made me want to cry. It’s a tale of a young African American girl from Harlem.  She is sexually abused by her father, and cursed and physically attacked by her drug-addicted mother.  It’s a no-holds-barred look at what we used to call evil, and yet you find yourself rooting for Precious and the people who care about her.

which came to call the Great Valuable.