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Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire
- Mo'Nique

Overview - Rocker Lenny Kravitz makes his debut as a film star in this indie drama based on the beloved novel PUSH. Clareece "Precious" Jones (Gabourey "Gabbie" Sidibe) is a Harlem teen who is pregnant with her second child. But with the help of a teacher (Paula Patton) and a nurse (Kravitz), Precious may be able to navigate the way to a new life.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Rocker Lenny Kravitz makes his debut as a film star in this indie drama based on the beloved novel PUSH. Clareece "Precious" Jones (Gabourey "Gabbie" Sidibe) is a Harlem teen who is pregnant with her second child. But with the help of a teacher (Paula Patton) and a nurse (Kravitz), Precious may be able to navigate the way to a new life. PUSH also stars Mo'nique as Precious's mother.

Cast List

Lenny Kravitz - Songwriter/Musician
Paula Patton - Actress, IDLEWILD, (2006)
Lee Daniels - Producer, THE WOODSMAN (2004)
Gabourey "Gabbie" Sidibe - Actor
Sapphire - Novelist
Mo'Nique - Actor/standup comedian, HANGIN' WITH MR. COOPER/PHAT GIRLZ
Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson - Actor/standup comedian, HANGIN' WITH MR. COOPER/PHAT GIRLZ
Mariah Carey - American Singer
Sherri Shepherd - Actor, LESS THAN PERFECT
Damien Paul - Screenwriter
Sarah Siegel-Magness - Producer
Gary Magness - Producer
Lisa Cortes - Executive producer
Tom Heller - Executive producer
Andrew Dunn - American Cinematographer
Joe Klotz - Editor, SHELTER ISLAND
Mario Grigorov - Composer, SHADOWBOXER (2006)
Oprah Winfrey - Talk show host/actress
Tyler Perry - Screenwriter, DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN (2005)

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 109
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 031398119777
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: May 2015

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Family Interaction
Theatrical Release
New York City
Teenage Girls
African American Cinema
African American Culture
Based On A Novel

 
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Reviews:
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Sidibe's Precious is so startlingly truthful and so subtle she seems to have stepped out of documentary to make her appearance her. Totally believable performances are also turned in by both Lenny Kravitz and Mariah Carey..." - 01/22/2009 Box Office


"[A] raw and riveting human drama....Electrifying." - 09/17/2009 Rolling Stone


"PRECIOUS works. Daniels and Fletcher don't spare the sorrow, but neither do they neglect moments of joy, hope, or belonging." -- Grade: B - 11/05/2009 A.V. Club


4 stars out of 4 -- "[A] great American film....Sibide is heartbreaking as Precious..." - 11/05/2009 Chicago Sun-Times


3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Sibide's PRECIOUS is so startlingly truthful and so subtle she seems to have stepped out of a documentary to make her appearance here. Totally believable performances are also turned in by both Lenny Kravitz and Mariah Carey..." - 11/03/2009 Box Office


"Nothing quite prepares you for the rough-cut diamond that is PRECIOUS....Shockingly raw, surprisingly irreverent and absolutely unforgettable..." - 11/05/2009 Los Angeles Times


"The dialogue, by screenwriter Damien Paul, can be refreshingly honest....Remarkable performances drive home the film's inspiring message." - 11/05/2009 USA Today


"[A] shockingly beautiful film....This is a fine movie, and a deep one." - 11/06/2009 Wall Street Journal


"While Mo'Nique's performance is the barnburner, it is Sibide and her classmates who resonate, who inhabit a world outside of themselves..." - 11/06/2009 Movieline


"[The film] surely qualifies as the most painful, poetic and improbably beautiful film of the year....Fleet, assured and lyrical." - 11/13/2009 Washington Post


"PRECIOUS captures how a lost girl rouses herself from the dead....It's a potent and moving experience because by the end you feel like you've witnessed nothing less than the birth of a soul." -- Grade: A - 11/13/2009 Entertainment Weekly


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "There is one word for Mo'Nique: dynamite. She tears up the screen and then, in a climactic scene with Precious and Ms. Weiss, tears at your heart." - 11/12/2009 Rolling Stone


Included in Entertainment Weekly's "The Best Films Of The Year" -- "Mo'Nique gives a performance that is harrowing in its venom and despair." - 12/25/2009 Entertainment Weekly


Included in Los Angeles Times's "Best Films Of 2009" -- "[The performances] are as fearless as they are fierce." - 12/20/2009 Los Angeles Times


Ranked #1 in Rolling Stone's "The 10 Best Movies Of 2009" -- "[O]ne of a kind." - 12/24/2009 Rolling Stone


5 stars out of 5 -- "[L]ittle can prepare you for its raw power, and a heart-rending journey to self-acceptance and hope." - 01/22/2010 Empire

 
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