Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire Image
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 171 Ratings

Summary: Set in Harlem in 1987, it is the story of Claireece “Precious” Jones, a sixteen-year-old African-American girl born into a life no one would want. She’s pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. School is a place of chaos, and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and an awful secret: she can neither read nor write. Precious may sometimes be down, but she is never out. Beneath her impassive expression is a watchful, curious young woman with an inchoate but unshakeable sense that other possibilities exist for her. Threatened with expulsion, Precious is offered the chance to transfer to an alternative school, Each One/Teach One. Precious doesn’t know the meaning of “alternative,” but her instincts tell her this is the chance she has been waiting for. Precious begins a journey that will lead her from darkness, pain and powerlessness to light, love and self-determination. (Lionsgate)
Rating: Rated R for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.
Production: Lee Daniels Entertainment
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Languages: English, Italian
Home Release Date: Mar 9, 2010
Director Credit
Lee Daniels Director
Writer Credit
Geoffrey Fletcher Screenplay
Sapphire Novel "Push"
Principal Cast Credit
Gabourey Sidibe Precious
Mo'Nique Mary
Paula Patton Ms. Rain
Cast Credit
Amina Robinson Jermaine
Angelic Zambrana Consuelo
Aunt Dot Tootsie
Barret Helms Tom Cruise
Chyna Layne Rhonda
Grace Hightower Socialworker
Lenny Kravitz Nurse John
Mariah Carey Mrs. Weiss
Nealla Gordon Mrs. Lichtenstein
Sherri Shepherd Cornrows
Stephanie Andujar Rita
Xosha Roquemore Joann
Producer Credit
Andy Sforzini Associate Producer
Asger Hussain Associate Producer
Bergen Swanson Additional Line Producer
Gary Magness Producer
Lee Daniels Producer
Lisa Cortes Executive Producer
Mark G. Mathis Co-Producer
Oprah Winfrey Executive Producer
Sarah Siegel-Magness Producer
Simone Sheffield Co-Executive Producer
Tom Heller Executive Producer
Tyler Perry Executive Producer
Valerie Hoffman Additional Line Producer
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