Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire

Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire

Gabourey Sidibe
Director: Lee Daniels Cast: Gabourey Sidibe
Gabourey Sidibe
, Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz
, Paula Patton
Paula Patton
Lee Daniels

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Overview

Monster's Ball producer Lee Daniels follows up his 2005 directorial debut, Shadowboxer, with this adaptation of author Sapphire's best-selling novel about an overweight, illiterate African-American teen from Harlem who discovers an alternate path in life after she begins attending a new school. Clareece "Precious" Jones is only a teenager, yet she's about to give birth to her second child. Unable to read or write, Clareece shows little prospect for the future until discovering that she has been accepted into an alternative school. There, with a little help from a sympathetic teacher (Paula Patton) and a kindly nurse (Lenny Kravitiz), the young girl receives something that most teens never get -- a chance to start over. Mo'nique co-stars in an inspirational drama featuring the debut performance of screen newcomer Gabourey "Gabbie" Sidibe.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/09/2010
UPC: 0031398119807
Original Release: 2008
Rating: R
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 22,561

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 Presious

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gabourey Sidibe Clareece "Precious" Jones
Lenny Kravitz Nurse John
Paula Patton Ms. Rain
Mo'Nique Mary
Mariah Carey Mrs. Weiss
Sherri Shepherd Cornrows
Stephanie Andujar Rita
Chyna Layne Rhonda
Amina Robinson Jermaine
Xosha Roquemore Joann
Angelic Zambrana Consuelo
Aunt Dot Tootsie
Nealla Gordon Mrs. Lichenstein
Grace Hightower Social Worker
Barret Mindell Tom Cruise
Kimberly Russell Katherine
Bill Sage Mr. Wicher
Susan Taylor Fairy Godmother
Kendall Toombs Abdul (newborn)
Alexander Toombs Abdul (newborn)
Cory Davis Abdul (9 months)
Rochelle McNaughton AIDS Clerk
Roy Anthony Tarell Harvey Boy #1
Abigail Savage Bunny
Rodney "Bear" Jackson Carl
Sapphire Daycare Woman
Linda Watson Female Clerk
Emani Reid Girl #1
Dashawn Robinson Girl #2
Ashley Livingston Girl With Jermaine
Maurizio Arseni Italian Language Instructor
Mugga KFC Cashier
Deborah Lohse Lady #1
Joye Davoren Lady #2
Chazz Menendez Man #1
Roy T. Anderson Man #2
Dewanda Wise Miriam
Quishay Peanan Mongo
Vivien Eng Nurse
Silje Vallevik Pretty Blond Girl
Matt Bralow Reggie
Shayla Stewart Ruby
Erica Faye Watson Sheila
Ephraim Benton Skinny Boy #1
Shortee Redd Skinny Boy #2
Timothy Allen Skinny Boy #3
Kola Ogundrian Skinny Man
Christopher Joseph Unruly Boy #1
Victor Woodley Unruly Boy #2

Technical Credits
Lee Daniels Director,Producer
Roshelle Berliner Production Designer
Lisa Cortes Executive Producer
Matteo DeCosmo Art Director
Marina Draghici Costumes/Costume Designer
Andrew Dunn Cinematographer
Lynn Fainchtein Musical Direction/Supervision
Geoffrey Fletcher Screenwriter
Mario Grigorov Score Composer
Tom Heller Executive Producer
Billy Hopkins Casting
Asger Hussain Associate Producer
Ken Ishii Sound/Sound Designer
Jessica Kelly Casting
Joe Klotz Editor
Gary Magness Producer
Mark G. Mathis Co-producer
Damien Paul Screenwriter
Tyler Perry Executive Producer
Sarah Siegel-Magness Producer
Chip Signore Asst. Director
Oprah Winfrey Executive Producer

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