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Movie Critics Praise Social Work in “Precious”

Mariah Carey portrays social worker "Mrs. Weiss" in "Precious. Photo courtesy of BET Television.

Mariah Carey portrays social worker "Mrs. Weiss" in "Precious. Photo courtesy of BET Television.

Some social workers are concerned by pop diva Mariah Carey’s portrayal of social worker Mrs. Weiss in the movie “Precious,” which premiered last week. However, award-winning movie critic Mark Blankenship and other critics praised Carey’s portrayal as well as that of Paula Patton, who plays teacher Blu Rain.

“Both of these women are part of a system of social aid, and in this movie, that system stops the long, terrible cycle in Precious’ family,” Blankenship wrote.

To read Blankenship’s review in full click here.

Blankenship is not the only reviewer who gave social workers a thumbs up after seeing “Precious.” Check out the review from former New York Mayor Ed Koch here and Scott Mendelson at the Huffington Post here.

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