movie trailer is now available on the official film website WeAreAllPrecious.com
Starring Mo'Nique, Paula
Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz and introducing Gabourey
Sidibe, this inspiring film will release in theaters on November 6, 2009.
Lee Danielsâ€™s PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL â€œPUSHâ€
is a vibrant, honest and resoundingly hopeful film about
the human capacity to grow and overcome.
Set in Harlem in 1987, it is the story of
Claireece â€œPreciousâ€ Jones (Gabourey Sidibe), a
sixteen-year-old African-American girl born into a life no one would
want. Sheâ€™s pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home,
she must wait hand and foot on her mother (Moâ€™Nique), 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.
Threatened with expulsion, Precious is offered the chance to transfer to an
alternative school, Each One/Teach One. Precious doesnâ€™t know the meaning
of â€œalternative,â€ but her instincts tell her this is the chance she has been
waiting for. In the literacy workshop taught by the patient yet firm Ms.
Rain (Paula Patton), Precious begins a journey that will lead her from
darkness, pain and powerlessness to light, love and self-determination.
In Official Selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival - Un
Certain Regard, and winner of three awards at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival
including the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award in the U.S. Dramatic
Competition, PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL â€˜PUSHâ€™ BY SAPPHIRE stars
Moâ€™Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz and
introducing Gabourey Sidibe.
Lionsgate in association with Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry
present A Lee Daniels Entertainment / Smokewood Entertainment Group Production
of PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL â€˜PUSHâ€™ BY SAPPHIRE, directed by Lee Daniels
from a screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher based on the novel Push by Sapphire.Click here
for the official movie site.