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thumbnail Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009, USA)

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Director: Lee Daniels
Starring: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd
Genre: Drama
Duration: 109 mins
Rated: R
Summary: Clareece “Precious” Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) is an overweight, illiterate African-American teen living in 1980s Harlem. She lives with her antagonistic and oppressive mother, Mary (Mo’Nique). She is pregnant with her second child, after being raped by her mother’s partner. She reports regularly to social security officer Mrs Weiss (Mariah Carey) but with little success. When she is noticed for her natural maths skills, she is invited to enroll in an alternative school run by Ms Rain (Paula Patton) in the hope that her life can head in a new direction. Based on the novel “Push” by Sapphire, Precious won two Oscars in 2010 for Mo’Nique (Best Supporting Actress) and Geoffrey Fletcher (Screenplay).
“A genuine work of art.” (The New York Times)

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