Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire [DVD] [2008]

  • SKU: 9730824
  • Release Date: 03/09/2010
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (24 out of 25)

Special Features


  • Audio commentary with director Lee Daniels
  • "From Push to Precious" featurette
  • "A Precious Ensemble" featurette
  • "Oprah and Tyler: Project of Passion" featurette
  • A conversation with author Sapphire and director Lee Daniels
  • Deleted scene: "The Incest Survivor Meeting"
  • Audition: Gabourey Sidibe
  • Reflections on Precious

Synopsis


Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' By Sapphire
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. Clareece "Precious" Jones is only a teenager, yet she's about to give birth to her second child. Unable to read or write, Clareece shows little prospect for the future until discovering that she has been accepted into an alternative school. There, with a little help from a sympathetic teacher (Paula Patton) and a kindly nurse (Lenny Kravitiz), the young girl receives something that most teens never get -- a chance to start over. Mo'nique co-stars in an inspirational drama featuring the debut performance of screen newcomer Gabourey "Gabbie" Sidibe. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Gabourey Sidibe
    Gabourey Sidibe - Clareece "Precious" Jones
  • Lenny Kravitz
    Lenny Kravitz - Nurse John
  • Paula Patton
    Paula Patton - Ms. Rain
  • Mo'Nique
    Mo'Nique - Mary
  • Mariah Carey
    Mariah Carey - Mrs. Weiss



Overall customer rating

4.8
96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a movie to think about

    Posted
    Beagle411
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    I am not going to be a spoiler and get into details, but i can tell you this, movies most of the time don't show the whole thruth of our life. But this movie will make you valor what you have and understand the harsh reality in which many of our fellow human beings are confronted, each day. A reality which sometimes we acknowledge it exists, but including myself we turn the sight somewhere else as if misery will go away magically.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tear jerker!

    Posted
    justcallmeB
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    Amazing movie! Not sure how anyone could watch this one and still have dry eyes at the end. Wonderfully told story about a girl's inner city struggles that turn out to be an all out nightmare. Lee Daniels (one of the TV show creators for Empire) delivers a very Oscar worthy (and winning) experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Powerful

    Posted
    twin0207

    This was, in my opinion, a very powerful movie. Sadly it depicts some of what's going on in some families. Although I felt the plot was good, I wasn't prepared for the amount of profanity. The acting was excellent but I felt that this movie would've had the same impact with the acting alone without the profanity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I was expecting netter

    Posted
    Sherry107

    After all the attention to the "great acting", I thought it was going to be a fantastic movie. The acting wasn't as good as I expected and the story was good but the editing of the film was off. I thought they could have went into a little more depth on some things and less on others.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful Drama !

    Posted
    Sheezy72
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    This movie is not for the faint of heart. It can get a little depressing at times. Great Performances from Gabourey Sidibe & Oscar Winner Mo'Nique

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Performances!

    Posted
    MovieCollector2010

    Clear picture and sound. The movie is riveting, raw, and real. The characters are honest and the story is tragic, but ends in a positive light. A great addition to my movie collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worthy of Best Picture Nomination

    Posted
    scorpio6114

    I saw this movie twice and was worth it! It had a great story & plot. The acting was super especially by Monique, Mariah and Gabby! This is one of the best movies of 2009!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Movie

    Posted
    JimiLee

    While I haven't had a chance to watch it yet from looking at the previews i know that it is an excellent movie that tells a story of what life is like in the Inner City.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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