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Precious

Author: Lee DanielsGeoffrey FletcherSarah Siegel-MagnessGary MagnessOprah WinfreyAll authors
Publisher: Hong Kong : Edko Films : Edko Video, [2010]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : Chinese
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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: Film adaptations
Feature films
Fiction films
Drama
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Daniels; Geoffrey Fletcher; Sarah Siegel-Magness; Gary Magness; Oprah Winfrey; Tyler Perry; Lisa Cortés; Tom Heller; Andrew Dunn; Mo'Nique.; Paula Patton; Mariah Carey; Sherri Shepherd; Lenny Kravitz; Gabourey Sidibe; Mark G Mathis; Joe Klotz; Mario Grigorov; Roshelle Berliner; Marina Draghici; Sapphire; Lee Daniels Entertainment (Firm); Smokewood Entertainment (Firm); Edko Films.
OCLC Number: 721372297
Language Note: English dialogue with traditional Chinese subtitles. English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
Based upon the book "Push", a novel by Sapphire.
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; theatrical trailer.
Credits: Co-executive producer, Simone Sheffield ; co-producer, Mark G. Mathis ; editor, Joe Klotz ; music by Mario Grigorov ; music supervisor, Lynn Fainchtein ; production designer, Roshelle Berliner ; costume designer, Marina Draghici.
Cast: Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey Sidibe, Stephanie Andujar, Chyna Layne, Amina Robinson, Xosha Roquemore, Angelic Zambrana, Aunt Dot, Nealla Gordon, Grace Hightower, Barret Isaiah Mindell, Kimberly Russell, Bill Sage, Susan Taylor.
Awards: Academy Awards, 2009: Best supporting actress (Mo'Nique), best writing, screenplay based on material previously produced or published (Geoffrey Fletcher).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.
Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: VCD; widescreen.; DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Other Titles: Tian sheng bu shi bao bei
Responsibility: Lee Daniels Entertainment in association with Smokewood Entertainment ; directed by Lee Daniels ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; produced by Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness ; executive producers, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Lisa Corté́s, Tom Heller ; presented by Lionsgate, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ; director of photography, Andrew Dunn.

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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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