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Author: Lee DanielsGary MagnessSarah Siegel-MagnessOprah WinfreyTyler PerryAll authors
Publisher: [Toronto] : Maple Pictures ; [Place of publication not identified] : Lionsgate, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen presentationView 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: Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Sapphire; Sapphire
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Daniels; Gary Magness; Sarah Siegel-Magness; Oprah Winfrey; Tyler Perry; Geoffrey Fletcher; Mo'Nique.; Gabourey Sidibe; Paula Patton; Mariah Carey; Lenny Kravitz; Sherri Shepherd; Mario Grigorov; Sapphire; Lee Daniels Entertainment (Firm); Smokewood Entertainment (Firm); Maple Pictures.; Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 631730876
Language Note: In English or dubbed French; optional subtitles in English. Open-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Based on Push / by Sapphire.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 2009.
"Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry present"--Container.
Aspect ratio 16x9; 1.85:1 DVD screen format.
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.
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.
Awards: Academy Awards, 2009: Best supporting actress (Mo'Nique), best writing, screenplay based on material previously produced or published.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.
Description: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Responsibility: Le Dans Tinmin (Lee Daniels Entertainment) ; in ahsun wit smokwd tinmant (in association with Smokewood Entertainment) ; 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, 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.

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