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Precious (Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire) (2009)

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Gabourey Sidibe Gabourey Sidibe
Precious
Mo Mo'Nique
Mary
Paula Patton Paula Patton
Ms. Rain
Mariah Carey Mariah Carey
Ms. Weiss
Sherri Shepherd Sherri Shepherd
Cornrows
Lenny Kravitz Lenny Kravitz
Nurse John
Chyna Layne Chyna Layne
Rhonda


Written by
Geoffrey Fletcher Geoffrey Fletcher
(screenplay)
Sapphire Sapphire
(novel Push)


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Unpleasant and unsatisfying

11 years, 10 months ago at Mar 6 5:58
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"Sometimes I wish I was dead. I'll be okay, I guess, 'cause I'm lookin' up. Lookin' for something to fall..."

A raw, confronting depiction of the horrors of black poverty in America, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire is drawing a distinctly mixed response. To be fair, the detractors (like the controversial Armond White, who called it "a carnival of black degradation" b... read more

A Precious film...

11 years, 11 months ago at Feb 15 1:46
1 vote
Precious is a film that I was really looking forward to due to the reception it received like all the awards and positive reviews it got. Also, the story might've been psychologically disturbing but it certainly was a very powerful film so that expressed my interest a bit more as well. When I watched it at the cinema, it was something that I needed to stick to even though it was quite hard to watc... read more

More Precocious Than Precious

6 years, 2 months ago at Nov 8 2:25
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Not sure why all the hype; but there certainly are some interesting aspects to it. Sibide and Patton are stand outs while Mo'nique's overrated performance is so ridiculous it's comical.
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Description: Monster's Ball producer Lee Daniels follows up his 2005 directorial debut, Shadowboxer, with this adaptation of author Sapphire's best-selling novel about an overweight, illiterate African-American teen from Harlem who discovers an alternate path in life after she begins attending a new school. Mo'nique co-stars in an inspirational drama featuring the debut performance of screen newcomer Gabourey "Gabbie" Sidibe. Synopsis by Jason Buchanan Read more at [Link removed - login to see] ... (more)
Release date: 20 November 2009
Tags: Drama (32), 2009 (18), Incest (15), Rape (14), Abuse (13), New York (12), Based On Novel (10), 2000s (10), Teenage Pregnancy (9), School (8), Obesity (8), Hiv (8), Pregnancy (7), (7), Lesbian (6), Child Abuse (6), Racism (4), Filme De Pretos (4), 1980s (3), Teacher (3)
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