Sometimes the hype of a movie can lead to disappointment. However, this film is an exception. It’s tragic and painful to watch. Yet at the same time you’re drawn by the quite strength of Precious and the caring few. The director Lee Daniels does a fantastic job of drawing both the vulnerability and strength of the cast. It never loses pace and yet you never feel like you’re rushed from one scene to the next. Gabourey Sidibe is such a delight to watch because having seen the recent SNL she is nothing like her character. Where did she draw such pathos from? For such a dark film there are many embers of humour, fantasy and hope that suprisingly warms the heart.