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Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire (2009)

Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

November 06, 2009 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

110 min.

Studio

Lionsgate Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Lee Daniels

Producer

Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness

Screenwriter

Damien Paul

Starring

Story


Lee Daniels's "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" is a vibrant, honest and resoundingly hopeful film about the human capacity to grow and overcome.

Set in Harlem in 1987, it is the story of Claireece "Precious" Jones (Gabourey Sidibe), a sixteen-year-old African-American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother (Mo'Nique), a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. School is a place of chaos, and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and an awful secret: she can neither read nor write.

Precious may sometimes be down, but she is never out. Beneath her impassive expression is a watchful, curious young woman with an inchoate but unshakeable sense that other possibilities exist for her. Threatened with expulsion, Precious is offered the chance to transfer to an alternative school, Each One/Teach One. Precious doesn't know the meaning of "alternative," but her instincts tell her this is the chance she has been waiting for. In the literacy workshop taught by the patient yet firm Ms. Rain (Paula Patton), Precious begins a journey that will lead her from darkness, pain and powerlessness to light, love and self-determination.

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Nick Cannon
"Precious" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
Nov 01, 2009
Mariah Carey
"Precious" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
Nov 01, 2009

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..Precious is a film that makes you think, ''There but for the grace of God go I.''..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..It simply should not be missed..”
by Ray Greene [Boxoffice Magazine]
“..Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire is an impeccably acted piece of trash-an exploitation film that shamelessly strokes its audience's sense of righteous indignation..”
by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]