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Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) - Movie Details

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109 min.
Release Date
November 6, 2009 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
March 9, 2010 (Buy on Amazon)
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109 minutes
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Rated R for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language

Lee Daniels's "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" is a vibrant, honest and resoundingly hopeful film about the human capacity to grow and overcome.

Set in Harlem in 1987, it is the story of Claireece "Precious" Jones (Gabourey Sidibe), 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 (Mo'Nique), a... Full synopsis »

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Currently a frontrunner for Best Picture, the ridiculously over-titled Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, is one of the most brutal movies I've ever sat through. It's also one of the most satisfying films of the year. Full movie review »
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