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)
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.
Publisher: Santa Monica, California :, Lionsgate Films Inc. :, Push Pictures, LLC,, [2010]
Edition: Widescreen.
Copyright Date: ♭2010
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
Dolby Digital
4 3/4 in.
1 videodisc (109 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Sapphire 1950-
Draghici, Marina costumer designer.
Berliner, Roshelle production designer.
Grigorov, Mario composer (expression)
Klotz, Joe editor of moving image work.
Mathis, Mark G. producer.
Sidibe, Gabourey actor.
Kravitz, Lenny actor.
Shepherd, Sherri 1967-, actor.
Carey, Mariah actor.
Patton, Paula actor.
Mo'Nique actor.
Dunn, Andrew director of photography.
Heller, Tom film producer.
Cortés, Lisa film producer.
Perry, Tyler film producer.
Winfrey, Oprah film producer.
Magness, Gary film producer.
Siegel-Magness, Sarah film producer.
Fletcher, Geoffrey 1970-, screenwriter.
Daniels, Lee 1959-, film producer, film director.
Lions Gate Films presenter, publisher.
Smokewood Entertainment (Firm) production company.
Lee Daniels Entertainment (Firm) production company.


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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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Sep 14, 2012
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