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Precious (based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire)

(DVD - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Precious (based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire)
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In 1987, obese, illiterate, black 16-year-old Claireece 'Precious' Jones lives in Harlem with her dysfunctional family. She has been raped and impregnated twice by her father, Carl. She suffers constant physical, mental and sexual abuse from her unemployed mother, Mary. After getting pregnant for the second time, Precious is suspended from her school. Her principal arranges to have her attend an alternative school where her new teacher, Ms. Rain, helps Precious learn to read and she responds to this glimmer of hope. Precious also meets Mrs. Weiss, a social worker, who discovers the abuse and incest that Precious has had to endure. Her father dies of AIDS and Precious learns that she is now HIV-positive.
Uniform Title: Precious (Motion picture)
Title: Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire)
Publisher: Santa Monica, California :, Lionsgate Films Inc. :, Push Pictures, LLC,, [2010]
Edition: Widescreen.
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
NTSC
Dolby Digital
digital,optical,stereo,surround,rda
4 3/4 in.
1 videodisc (109 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Special features: Audio commentary with director Lee Daniels; "From Push to Precious" featurette; "A Precious ensemble" featurette; "Oprah and Tyler: a project of passion" featurette; a conversation with Author Sapphire and director Lee Daniels; Deleted scene: the incest survivor meeting; Audition: Gabourey Sidibe; "Reflections on Precious" featurette; theatrical trailer.
Opening credits mirror its main character's illiteracy by misspelling the title, which is given as "Precious (Base on Nol by Saf)" with the correction "(Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire)" underneath.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
Based upon the book "Push", a novel by Sapphire.
Contents: Someday
Principal's office
Each one teach one
Big day tomorrow
First day
Still hungry
You coming?
Meet and greet
Single step
All look the same
Eat it up
Home life
For the social worker
Talk to somebody
Higher learning
Nurse John
Dear Precious
Can I hold him?
Ruined my life
Just a teacher
Making progress
Visitor
Your story
On her own.
Summary: In 1987, obese, illiterate, black 16-year-old Claireece 'Precious' Jones lives in Harlem with her dysfunctional family. She has been raped and impregnated twice by her father, Carl. She suffers constant physical, mental and sexual abuse from her unemployed mother, Mary. After getting pregnant for the second time, Precious is suspended from her school. Her principal arranges to have her attend an alternative school where her new teacher, Ms. Rain, helps Precious learn to read and she responds to this glimmer of hope. Precious also meets Mrs. Weiss, a social worker, who discovers the abuse and incest that Precious has had to endure. Her father dies of AIDS and Precious learns that she is now HIV-positive.
Audience: MPAA rating R for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Awards, 2009: Best Picture, Best actress (Mo'Nique), and best director ; Golden Globe Winner, Best supporting actress, Monique, Best Picture Drama, Best Actress Drama, Gabourey Sidibe ; Best Picture of 2009, Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Local Note: 1 6 7 8 9 15 16 17 18 24 27 29 33 35 53 54 56 57 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 68 69 71 73 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 84 97 102 109 110 112 113 118 122 133 143 148 149 150 151 152 153 156 159 160 167 172 173 175 176 177 182 188 193 198 203 205 210 211 216 222 224 226 228 231 234 236 237 242 243 244 245 250 258 261 262 263 264 268 274 278 280
Statement of Responsibility: Lee Daniels Entertainment in association with Smokewood Entertainment ; directed by Lee Daniels ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; produced by Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness ; executive producers, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Lisa Cortés, Tom Heller ; presented by Lionsgate, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ; director of photography, Andrew Dunn
Copyright Date: ♭2010
Playtime: 014900
Credits: Co-executive producer, Simone Sheffield ; co-producer, Mark G. Mathis ; editor, Joe Klotz ; music by Mario Grigorov ; music supervisor, Lynn Fainchtein ; production designer, Roshelle Berliner ; costume designer, Marina Draghici.
Performers: Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey Sidibe, Stephanie Andujar, Chyna Layne, Amina Robinson, Xosha Roquemore, Angelic Zambrana, Aunt Dot, Nealla Gordon, Grace Hightower, Barret Isaiah Mindell, Kimberly Russell, Bill Sage, Susan Taylor.
System Details: DVD format; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Other Language: English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Harlem (New York, N.Y.) Drama. African American teenage girls New York (State) Drama. Incest New York (State) New York Drama. Rape victims New York (State) New York Drama. Abused children New York (State) New York Drama. Illiterate persons New York (State) New York Drama. Overweight teenagers New York (State) New York Drama. African American teenage mothers New York (State) New York Drama. Sapphire, 1950- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form: Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Topical Term: African American teenage girls
Incest
Rape victims
Abused children
Illiterate persons
Overweight teenagers
African American teenage mothers
Publisher No: 27239
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I was 11 years old when I first viewed this movie such an amazing movie my family watched it with me one time and I've watched it countless times I can't get enough of it

Aug 27, 2012
  • theresaannalee rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

While the story was captivating, touching, and full of drama, this is not something that I could watch again. I have a strong stomach, but Precious was extremely unnerving to me. I have to wonder how this movie did in DVD sales because I can't imagine one day just saying, "Hmm. I feel like watching Precious!" The one thing that really made it so extremely horrifying for me is the fact that it rings with truth and elements of true stories all over the world and even in our society. I would recommend Precious to others, mainly for the message.

Aug 03, 2012
  • lasertravis rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Not my kind of movie at all. Still, I couldn't help but be reeled in by the superb acting and horrific (in an engrossing way) story of this drama. Really messed up. I thought it was a true story, which made it more interesting until I figured out that it wasn't. Still, a wild ride. So wrong.

Oct 07, 2011
  • real_thing rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

all african american should watch this

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