It is a rare moment that a movie evokes such strong emotion out of an audience in its first few scenes. From the very opening scenes of the movie, the viewer is slammed into a wall with no time to take a breath. The movie leads you on a journey through Hell on Earth. The very instant the movie house lights dim the dark painful life of Clareece “Precious” Jones is bared naked for you to see. She is an overweight, impoverished, illiterate African-American teen in Harlem about to give birth to her second child in the mid 1980’s. When the audience discovers who the father of her child is in the first 20 minutes of the movie there is a collective groan.