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Precious

Author: Oprah WinfreyTyler PerryLee DanielsGary MagnessSarah Siegel-MagnessAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, [2010]
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Videodisc : Blu-ray disc   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Drama
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Oprah Winfrey; Tyler Perry; Lee Daniels; Gary Magness; Sarah Siegel-Magness; Geoffrey Fletcher; Mo'Nique.; Paula Patton; Mariah Carey; Lenny Kravitz; Gabourey Sidibe; Sherri Shepherd; Mario Grigorov; Sapphire; Lee Daniels Entertainment (Firm); Smokewood Entertainment Group (Firm); Lions Gate Films.
OCLC Number: 496831764
Language Note: English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Title from container.
Based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
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.
Credits: Director of photography, Andrew Dunn ; editor, Joe Klotz ; music, Mario Grigorov.
Cast: Mo'nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, Sherri Shepherd.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.
Description: 1 Blu-ray Disc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Blu-ray disc, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby DTS-HD Master 7.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, 1080p High Definition; required Blu-ray player.
Other Titles: Precious (Motion picture)
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.

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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.

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