Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Oscar Winner

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  109 min.
Release Date: November 20, 2009 (limited)
DVD: March 9, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
based on 114 votes and 35 reviews
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Cast: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique , Paula Patton, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd


Precious Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) is a high-school girl with nothing working in her favor. She is pregnant with her father's child—for the second time. She can't read or write, and her schoolmates tease her for being fat.

Her home life is a horror, ruled by a mother (Mo'Nique) who keeps her imprisoned both emotionally and physically. Precious's instincts tell her one thing: if she's ever going to break from the chains of ignorance, she will have to dig deeply into her own resources.

Director: Lee Daniels
Studio: Maple Pictures
Producer(s): Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness
Screenplay: Damien Paul
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  • 4 stars "good story"
  • 3 stars "this movie was so depressing that it makes people happy when leaving the theatre because they aprecaite their own life a little more."
  • 5 stars "Wonderfully moving! Congrats to Mariah for bringing home Oscar! 5/5"