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Title Precious [(DVD) videorecording] / presented by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ; Lee Daniels Entertainment ; Smokewood Entertainment Group ; produced by Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; directed by Lee Daniels.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, [2010]
℗2009
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult DVD Fiction  F PRE    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F PRE    DUE 07-09-20
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Description 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Language English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Cast Mo'nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, Sherri Shepherd.
Credits Director of photography, Andrew Dunn ; editor, Joe Klotz ; music, Mario Grigorov.
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, 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.
Awards Academy award, 2009: Best supporting actress (Mo'Nique), Writing (original screenplay).
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.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Subject African American teenage mothers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Overweight teenagers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Illiterate persons -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Abused children -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Rape victims -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Incest -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
DVDs.
Local Subject ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS, 2009.
Genre Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Added Author Winfrey, Oprah.
Perry, Tyler.
Daniels, Lee.
Magness, Gary.
Siegel-Magness, Sarah.
Fletcher, Geoffrey.
Mo'Nique.
Patton, Paula.
Carey, Mariah.
Kravitz, Lenny.
Sidibe, Gabourey.
Shepherd, Sherri, 1967-
Grigorov, Mario.
Sapphire, 1950- Push.
Lee Daniels Entertainment (Firm)
Smokewood Entertainment Group (Firm)
Lionsgate (Firm)
Standard No. 031398119777
Music No. 27239 Lionsgate
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