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Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire) [videorecording] / Lee Daniels Entertainment ; in association with Smokewood Entertainment Group ; produced by Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; directed by Lee Daniels.

Daniels, Lee, 1959- (Director). Magness, Gary. (Producer). Siegel-Magness, Sarah. (Producer). Fletcher, Geoffrey. (Screenwriter). Mo'Nique. (Actor). Sidibe, Gabourey. (Added Author). Patton, Paula. (Actor). Carey, Mariah. (Actor). Kravitz, Lenny. (Actor). Shepherd, Sherri, 1967- (Actor). Grigorov, Mario. (Composer). Sapphire, 1950- Push. (Added Author). Lee Daniels Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Smokewood Entertainment Group (Firm) (Added Author). Lionsgate (Firm) (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, [2010]

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General Note: Based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
"Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry present" -- Container.
Opening credits also appear with deliberate misspellings.
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.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Andrew Dunn ; editor, Joe Klotz ; music, Mario Grigorov.
Participant or Performer Note: Mo'nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, Sherri Shepherd.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: R; for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.
System Details Note: DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Language Note: English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards Note: Academy Awards, 2009: Best supporting actress (Mo'Nique), best writing, screenplay based on material previously produced or published.
Subject: Sapphire, 1950- > Film and video adaptations.
African American teenage mothers > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Overweight teenagers > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Illiterate persons > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Abused children > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Rape victims > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Incest > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Drama.
Adolescentes como madres de familia > Nueva York (Estados Unidos : Estado) > Nueva York > Teatro.
NiƱos maltratados > Nueva York (Estados Unidos : Estado) > Nueva York > Teatro.
Genre: Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Feature films. > United States.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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