Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

Movie information

Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.
Released on:
November 6, 2009 (limited)
November 13, 2009 (expanding)

Production Companies:
Lee Daniels Entertainment, Smokewood Entertainment Group
Distributors:
Lionsgate

Status: Released

Cast:
Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, Paula Patton, Mo'Nique, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz

Director: Lee Daniels

Screenwriter: Geoffrey Fletcher
Script: Novel Adaptation

Genre: Drama
About the film:
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.
Rated R for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $1.87 mil. (18 theaters) | Domestic Total: $47.57 mil.
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Related links:
  • Push: A Novel



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