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Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire) / Lee Daniels Entertainment in association with Smokewood Entertainment ; directed by Lee Daniels ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; produced by Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness ; executive producers, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Lisa Cortés, Tom Heller ; presented by Lionsgate, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ; director of photography, Andrew Dunn.

Format Video (DVD)
Publication InfoSanta Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, [2010]
Description1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Supplemental Content Connect to reviews of this title online
Other author/creatorDaniels, Lee, 1959- producer, director.
Other author/creatorFletcher, Geoffrey, 1970- screenwriter.
Other author/creatorSiegel-Magness, Sarah, producer.
Other author/creatorMagness, Gary, producer.
Other author/creatorWinfrey, Oprah producer.
Other author/creatorPerry, Tyler producer.
Other author/creatorCortés, Lisa, producer.
Other author/creatorHeller, Tom, producer.
Other author/creatorDunn, Andrew cinematographer.
Other author/creatorMo'Nique, actor.
Other author/creatorPatton, Paula, actor.
Other author/creatorCarey, Mariah, actor.
Other author/creatorShepherd, Sherri, 1967- actor.
Other author/creatorKravitz, Lenny actor.
Other author/creatorSidibe, Gabourey actor.
Other author/creatorMathis, Mark G., producer.
Other author/creatorKlotz, Joe, film editor.
Other author/creatorGrigorov, Mario, composer.
Other author/creatorBerliner, Roshelle, designer.
Other author/creatorDraghici, Marina, costume designer.
Other author/creatorSapphire, 1950- Push.
Other author/creatorLee Daniels Entertainment (Firm)
Other author/creatorSmokewood Entertainment (Firm)
Other author/creatorLions Gate Films.
Uniform titlePrecious (Motion picture)
Other title Push
Variant title Precious (base on nol by saf)
Portion of title Precious
Abstract 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, who 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.
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General noteBased upon the book "Push", a novel by Sapphire.
General noteOriginally released as a motion picture in 2009.
General noteOpening credits also appear with deliberate misspellings.
General noteSpecial 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; theatrical trailer.
CreditsCo-executive producer, Simone Sheffield ; co-producer, Mark G. Mathis ; editor, Joe Klotz ; music by Mario Grigorov ; music supervisor, Lynn Fainchtein ; production designer, Roshelle Berliner ; costume designer, Marina Draghici.
Cast Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey Sidibe, Stephanie Andujar, Chyna Layne, Amina Robinson, Xosha Roquemore, Angelic Zambrana, Aunt Dot, Nealla Gordon, Grace Hightower, Barret Isaiah Mindell, Kimberly Russell, Bill Sage, Susan Taylor.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.
Technical detailsDVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
LanguageEnglish dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards noteAcademy Awards, 2009: Best supporting actress (Mo'Nique), best writing, screenplay based on material previously produced or published (Geoffrey Fletcher).
Genre/formFilm adaptations.
Genre/formFiction films.
Genre/formFeature films.
Genre/formVideo recordings for the hearing impaired.
Genre/formFilms for the hearing impaired.
UPC 031398119777
Publisher number27239 Lionsgate
Stock numberMidwest Tape

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