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Precious: Based on the Novel Push...

Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-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 moth ...

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Title: Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Genre: Drama
Cast: Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Lenny Kravitz
Release Date: 2010-01-29
Production Country: United States
Directed By: Lee Daniels
Film Duration: 109
Production Year: 2009
Distributor: Icon Film Distributors UK
Official Website: http://www.weareallprecious.com

Synopsis: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-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. In the literacy workshop taught by the patient yet firm Ms. Rain, Precious begins a journey that will lead her from darkness, pain and powerlessness to light, love and self-determination.

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Title: Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Genre: Drama
Cast: Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Lenny Kravitz
Release Date: 2010-01-29
Production Country: United States
Directed By: Lee Daniels
Film Duration: 109
Production Year: 2009
Distributor: Icon Film Distributors UK
Age Limit: 0+
Official Website: http://www.weareallprecious.com

Synopsis: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-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. In the literacy workshop taught by the patient yet firm Ms. Rain, Precious begins a journey that will lead her from darkness, pain and powerlessness to light, love and self-determination.

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