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Precious

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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, and 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.
Title: Precious
[videorecording]
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, [2010]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
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; "Fluorescent Beige" featurette.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
Based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire.
Title from container.
CPL DVD# 5989973
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, and 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.
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Statement of Responsibility: presented by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ; Lee Daniels Entertainment ; Smokewood Entertainment Group ; produced by Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; directed by Lee Daniels
Credits: Director of photography, Andrew Dunn ; editor, Joe Klotz ; music, Mario Grigorov.
Performers: Mo'nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, Sherri Shepherd.
System Details: DVD; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby digital 2.0 stereo, region 1.
Other Language: English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Harlem (New York, N.Y.) 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.
Genre/Form: Fiction films-2010.
Feature films-2010.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired-2010.
DVD-Video discs-2010.
Topical Term: Incest
Rape victims
Abused children
Illiterate persons
Overweight teenagers
African American teenage mothers
Publisher No: 27239
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Jul 20, 2014
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Whatever the political agendas of Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry are for this movie,i don't like it and don't respect it.This movie is probably Oprah's justification for why she is the sellout she is today period.Yes it is well acted (especially by Monique) but i feel like it really throws poor black people in real life that's been in poverty all of their lives under the bus.This really makes poor black people in real life look worse than they already are period.It's time for poor black people in real life to catch a break so to speak,not more insults to their injuries.What this film should have accomplished but clearly didn't is the encouragement and eventual reality of black people of all backgrounds coming together and loving one another worldwide period,but i digress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb 02, 2014
  • hania4987 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

from all aspects this is a horrifically tragic story ... I really did not see the uplifting part of this situation.

Jul 31, 2013
  • SusannahElf rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I found this movie moving and inspiring. The rape scenes were not as disturbing as in the book . I was glad of that because it would have made the horrific parts of Precious' life so hard to watch that you wouldn't be able to stay present to see her amazing coping skills and her strength in finding her voice through writing. As an educator, I took heart from this story of how anybody, no matter what has happened to them or what they've been told about themselves, is able to get to a better place with the help of a little attention and care.

Jul 23, 2013
  • MattPellerin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

NOT for those with weak stomachs to child abuse.

Given that, the movie is exceptionally powerful and you immediately feel attached to the main character, ready to fight for her if necessary. This is a very emotional movie that will most certainly leave any person with a heart more than touched.

If you can handle very emotional scenes and scenes of varying degrees of childhood, you will without a doubt find this one of your favorite movies.

Mar 02, 2013
  • annanina rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

It is very "Oprah" movie (just as the book is). The method is called "shock and shlock" - shock the reader/viewer in the first 1/2 hour, get the emotions high, and then show "good people" from the Oprah reality.

Feb 04, 2013
  • happyboboday rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

they said the movie is not as hard cord as the book.. i hate to read the book Push!!!-- because this movie was very hard to watch .... this moive should had been x-rated... i realy hated the part when her dad rape her and they show it!!! no children under age 21 should watch this....but it is a very good moive but traumatizing!!

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
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

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Jul 23, 2013
  • MattPellerin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 14, 2012
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Jul 28, 2012
  • re_discover rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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May 18, 2011
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Jul 28, 2012
  • re_discover rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: Domestic abuse

Jul 28, 2012
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Coarse Language: Swearing

May 18, 2011
  • JCHippie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

May 18, 2011
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Jul 28, 2012
  • re_discover rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Love ain't done nothing for me... but beat me... rape me... call me an animal! Make me feel worthless! Make me sick!" -Precious

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