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Uniform Title Precious (Motion picture)
Title Precious [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.

Imprint Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, [2010]


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Description 1 videodisc (ca. 109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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.
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.
Summary In 1987, obese, illiterate, black 16-year-old Claireece 'Precious' Jones lives in Harlem with her dysfunctional family. She has been raped and impregnated 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.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Language Closed-captioned.
English dialogue, optional English or Spanish subtitles.
Awards Academy Awards, 2009: Best supporting actress (Mo'Nique), Best writing, screenplay based on material previously produced or published
Golden Globes, 2009: Best supporting actress (Mo'Nique)
Subject 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.
Adolescentes como madres de familia -- Nueva York (Estados Unidos : Estado) -- Nueva York -- Teatro.
NiƱos maltratados -- Nueva York (Estados Unidos : Estado) -- Nueva York -- Teatro.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Daniels, Lee, 1959- Director.
Magness, Gary Producer.
Siegel-Magness, Sarah. Producer.
Fletcher, Geoffrey, 1970- Screenwriter.
Mo'Nique Actor.
Sidibe, Gabourey
Patton, Paula Actor.
Carey, Mariah. Actor.
Kravitz, Lenny. Actor.
Shepherd, Sherri, 1967- Actor.
Grigorov, Mario Composer.
Sapphire, 1950- Push.
Lee Daniels Entertainment (Firm)
Smokewood Entertainment Group (Firm)
Lions Gate Films
Standard No. 031398119777
Music No. 27239 Lionsgate

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