Precious

90
  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2009
  • Running time: 110 min
In select cities November 6th. 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... read more
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In select cities November 6th. 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 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 (Paula Patton), Precious begins a journey that will lead her from darkness, pain and powerlessness to light, love and self-determination.

Original Release

11/06/2009

US Release

11/06/2009

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Cast

Directors

Lee Daniels

Writers

Sapphire, Geoffrey Fletcher

Cast

Mariah Carey Ms. Weiss / Mrs. Weiss
Lenny Kravitz Nurse John
Mo'Nique Mary
Paula Patton Ms. Rain
Sherri Shepherd Cornrows
Gabourey Sidibe Precious
Stephanie Andujar Rita
Chyna Layne Rhonda
Amina Robinson Jermaine
Xosha Roquemore Joann
Angelic Zambrana Consuelo
Aunt Dot Toosie / Tootsie
Nealla Gordon Mrs. Lichtenstein / Mrs. Lichtenstien
Grace Hightower Socialworker / Social Worker
Barret Helms Tom Cruise (as Barret Isaiah Mindell) / Tom Cruise
Bill Sage Mr. Wicher
Kendall Toombs Abdul, New Born
Alexander Toombs Abdul, New Born
Cory Davis Abdul, 9 Months
Rochelle McNaughton AIDS Clerk

Producers

Lisa Cortes Executive Producer
Tom Heller Executive Producer
Tyler Perry Executive Producer
Simone Sheffield Executive Producer
Oprah Winfrey Executive Producer
Lee Daniels Producer
Gary Magness Producer
Valerie Hoffman Producer
Asger Hussain Producer
Kim Jose Producer
Mark G. Mathis Producer
Andy Sforzini Producer
Sarah Siegel-Magness Producer
Bergen Swanson Producer

Editors

Joe Klotz

2010OscarBest Motion Picture of the Year Nominated
2010OscarBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
2010OscarBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Won
2010OscarBest Achievement in Directing Nominated
2010OscarBest Writing, Adapted Screenplay Won
2010OscarBest Achievement in Film Editing Nominated
2010Golden GlobeBest Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
2010Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
2010Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Won
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