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Title Precious [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.

Imprint Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 1st Fl DVD Collection  DVD Precious c.2  ---  DUE 11-28-16 Billed
Description 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
Based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire.
Performer Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Gabourey Sidibe.
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.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Source NAV 3/10 PPL
Language English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject African American teenage mothers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Overweight teenagers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Illiterate persons -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Abused children -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Rape victims -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Incest -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
DVD-Video discs.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama.
Added Author Sidibe, Gabourey, 1983-
Carey, Mariah.
Sapphire, 1950-
Perry, Tyler, 1963-
Daniels, Lee, 1959-
Added Title Push
ISBN 9786313382231
Standard No. 031398119777
Music No. 27239 Lionsgate

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