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Author: Mariah CareyLee DanielsGeoffrey FletcherMario GrigorovLenny KravitzAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, 2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : WidescreenView 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
Film adaptations
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Fiction films
Named Person: Sapphire; Sapphire
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mariah Carey; Lee Daniels; Geoffrey Fletcher; Mario Grigorov; Lenny Kravitz; Lee Daniels Entertainment (Firm); Lionsgate (Firm); Gary Magness; Mo'Nique.; Paula Patton; Tyler Perry; Sapphire; Sherri Shepherd; Gabourey Sidibe; Sarah Siegel-Magness; Smokewood Entertainment Group (Firm); Oprah Winfrey
OCLC Number: 680125619
Language Note: English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire.
MPAA rating: R; for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.
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.
Title from disc label.
Credits: Director of photography, Andrew Dunn ; editor, Joe Klotz ; music, Mario Grigorov.
Performer(s): Mo'nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, Sherri Shepherd.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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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