The Resource Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire), Lee Daniels Entertainment in association with Smokewood Entertainment Group ; 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, (videorecording DVD)

Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire), Lee Daniels Entertainment in association with Smokewood Entertainment Group ; 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, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire)
Title
Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire)
Statement of responsibility
Lee Daniels Entertainment in association with Smokewood Entertainment Group ; 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
Title variation
  • Push
  • Precious
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Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
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Costume designer
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
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
Related
Awards note
Academy Awards, 2009: Best supporting actress (Mo'Nique), best writing, screenplay based on material previously produced or published
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Co-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
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language
Language note
English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.P73 2010
PerformerNote
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 Tayorp
Runtime
109
Technique
live action
Label
Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire), Lee Daniels Entertainment in association with Smokewood Entertainment Group ; 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, (videorecording DVD)
Link
http://www.mrqe.com/movies/m100073256
Publication
Note
  • Based upon the book "Push", a novel by Sapphire
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
  • Opening credits also appear with deliberate misspellings
  • 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
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • RICHMOND
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
000292892
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398119777
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
27239
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u245384
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000292892
  • (OCoLC)496829833
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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