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Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African-American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. School is a place of chaos, and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and an awful secret: she can neither read nor write. Precious may sometimes be down, but she is never out. Beneath her impassive expression is a watchful, curious young woman with an inchoate but unshakeable sense that other possibilities exist for her. Rated R for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.
Cast: Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Mo'Nique, Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe
Produced by: Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness
Directed by: Lee Daniels
Written by: Sapphire, Damien Paul
Running time: 1hr 49min
Opens: Nov 06, 2009 Limited
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