May 17 2010

UK: Win A Copy of 'Precious' DVD

< > A phenomenal box office success in the U.S, Precious will be released on DVD and Blu Ray for the first time on May 24th.

To get your chance at winning one of 15 copies of the movie, enter your details here.

Based on the novel Push by Sapphire, Precious is the kind of story that is rarely told, about a character who society usually writes off, judges as a statistic, or simply ignores. Set in 1987, it is the story of Claireece 'Precious' Jones (Gabourey Sidibe), a sixteen year old 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 (Mo'Nique), a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically.

In between these horrors, she seeks refuge in colourful fantasies of fame or having a light skinned boyfriend. 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 is offered the chance to transfer to an alternative school, Each One/Teach One. 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.

  With a cast including Mariah Carey, Mo'Nique and Lenny Kravitz, Precious is an inspirational film that will move even the most hardened of hearts.

Sidibe gives a towering performance as the abused heroine and Mariah Carey is unrecognisable as a kindly social worker. But it is the stand out performance by US comedienne Mo'Nique as Precious's mother that has swept audiences and Oscar glory to her side. A genuine and important phenomenon, Precious is an inspirational film that will move even the most hardened of hearts.
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