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

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980

Avg. Rating:

2.90/4

# of Ratings:

175

Genres:

Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

11/06/2009

DVD Release:

03/19/2010

Director:

Lee Daniels

Actors:

Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe
Mo'Nique
Paula Patton
Mariah Carey
Lenny Kravitz
Sherri Shepherd

 

 

 

 

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Based off of the powerful novel, Precious is an illiterate fifteen year old girl who is pregnant with her father's second child. Her abusive mother leads her to believe that she is worthless, her situation leads her to believe that she is without value, and her image leads her to believe that she will never be precious. When an enigmatic alternative professor teaches her to write and to love, Precious realizes that the most powerful message is the one she gives herself.

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Matthew Brady 02/22/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

"My precious". Precious is an illiterate fifteen year old girl who is pregnant with her father's second child. Her abusive mother leads her to believe that she is worthless, her situation leads her to believe that she is without value, and her image leads her to believe that she will never be precious. When an enigmatic alternative professor teaches her to write and to love, Precious realizes that the most powerful message is the one she gives herself. this movie is powerful and hard to watch in parts. Mo'Nique was outstanding in this film and Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe did great too.

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mitchellyoung 11/03/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

Without pushing its own sociological agenda, Precious succeeds at painting a raw and thought-provoking portrait of the struggles of poverty and pursuing dreams. Its heart is a breakthrough performance by Gabourey Sidibe and its villain (albeit a somewhat sympathetic one) is the fearless and piercing turn by Mo'nique (though there's nothing funny at all about her portrayal.)

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johnny black 07/30/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

monique gives the performance of her career in this film.she was absoultely mesmerizing and as the story goes on you almost understand and feel sympathy for her character and the last scene put the signature on it.she demanded that academy award. paula patton and gabourey sidibe are fantastic also.

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05/12/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Sad and Depressing!

Precious is an illiterate sixteen year old obese teenager who is now into her second pregnancy (an incestuous pregnancy, I might add by her own dad). She has an abusive mother, Mary, who puts her down both verbally and physically at every opportunity. Mary does not have a job and spends her time sitting at home awaiting her welfare check. Even when Precious has an opportunity to attend a good school, her deadbeat mother simply wants her to stay at home and cook. Despite all these setbacks, Precious is presented with an opportunity to attend an alternative education program and eventually finds a mentor at the school named Ms. Rain (Paula Patton). With the help of her new teacher, Precious gains the courage to stand up to her abusive mother and takes control of her own life.

It was inc...

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3/4 

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07/18/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Fresh-Ass: Based On the Novel Tush By Ass-Fire

Before I start this, I have to reference 30 Rock. They referenced a porn parody of Precious, titled "Fresh-Ass: Based on the Novel Tush by Assfire." HAHAHAHA. HA.

I hate this movie with all of my heart. When I was in high school, I was on speech and debate, and I focused on dramatic and humorous interpretations, aka 10 minute monologues. Most people in dramatic interp would do very dramatic pieces about rape/abuse/death and end up sobbing and pounding their fists on the floor and quivering their screamo voices. I always ended up rolling my eyes because, really, how hard is it to get all worked up and cry? As a woman, you are born with that gift (curse?). Anywho, that's what Precious was to me.

Precious is really fat. Like, morbidly obese. Not, Real Women Have Curves Go Get 'Em Diva ...

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  The SHC
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04/16/2010 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

One of the Biggest Cinematic Turds EVER

God, what a bad movie. I really don't understand how anyone could like Precious. It's generic, not well made, poorly acted, and poorly written, as well as based on a crappy book. In my opinion, this is one of the worst movies of 2009, and is vastly overrated.

PLOT- The plot is pretty generic. It's the same basic over-used story that's practically a cliché now: a poor, illiterate New York teenager who has a crap personal life. Based on how many movies follow that plot, half the city's fuckin' population must consist of illiterate teenagers.

SCRIPT- Pretty average script really. I neither loved it nor hated it. It's actually the best aspect of this bombshell of a movie, and that's pretty fuckin' sad.

CHARACTERS- Ooh, boy, and what characters they are! I absolutely despised every ch...

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