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Precious [videorecording] / presented by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ; Lee Daniels Entertainment ; Smokewood Entertainment Group
Blu-rays Blu-rays | Lionsgate | c2010 | [Blu-ray version ; widescreen version.]
Available at Adult Blu-ray-Feature Film (Call number: BLU-RAY P DRAMA)
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Imprint
Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, c2010.
Edition
[Blu-ray version ; widescreen version.]
Descript
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
Blu-ray disc; Dolby DTS-HD Master 7.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, 1080p High Definition.
Blu-ray disc. Will not play on standard DVD players.
Note
In English, with optional subtitles in English (SDH) or Spanish.
Cast
Mo'nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, Sherri Shepherd.
Credits
Producers, Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness ; screenplay, Geoffrey Fletcher ; director, Lee Daniels ; director of photography, Andrew Dunn ; editor, Joe Klotz ; music, Mario Grigorov.
Note
Opening credits also appear with deliberate misspellings.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
Awards
Academy Awards, 2009: Best supporting actress (Mo'Nique), best writing, screenplay based on material previously produced or published.
Note
Based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire.
Audience
MPAA rating: R; for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.
Summary
In 1987, obese, illiterate, black 16-year-old Claireece 'Precious' Jones lives in Harlem with her dysfunctional family. She has been raped and impregnated twice by her father, Carl. She suffers constant physical, mental and sexual abuse from her unemployed mother, Mary. After getting pregnant for the second time, Precious is suspended from her school. Her principal arranges to have her attend an alternative school where her new teacher, Ms. Rain, helps Precious learn to read and she responds to this glimmer of hope. Precious also meets Mrs. Weiss, a social worker, and discovers the abuse and incest that Precious has had to endure. Her father dies of AIDS and Precious learns that she is now HIV-positive.
Note
Special features: audio commentary with director Lee Daniels; "From Push to Precious" featurette; "A Precious ensemble" featurette; "Oprah and Tyler: a 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" featurette; "Fluorescent Beige" featurette.
Local Note
MW, 3-10
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ISBN/ISSN
031398119807
Music #
27242 Lionsgate
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