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Precious Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire: Claireece Precious Jones endures unimaginable hardships in her young life. Abused by her mother, raped by her father, she grows up poor, angry, illiterate, fat, unloved and generally unnoticed. So what better way to learn about her than through her own, halting dialect.

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Ratings: IMDB: 7.4/10 Metascore: 79% RT: 91%
Released: January 16, 2009
Runtime: 109 mins
Genres: Drama
Countries: USA
Director: Lee Daniels
Actors: Bill Sage Chazz Menendez Chyna Layne David Kneeream Ephraim Benton Kimberly Russell Lenny Kravitz Mariah Carey Michael Jeremiah Mo'Nique Patty Duke Paula Patton Rodney 'Bear' Jackson Roy T Anderson Sherri Shepherd

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Posted by drno62 1 year, 3 months ago
+6 | +6 / -0

Great movie with outstanding performances. 8/10

Posted by shereecoleman 3 years, 2 months ago
+5 | +5 / -0

okay now my heart goes out to anyone who has been in this position as i could not imagine the emotional damages of being molested or raped, you have to be a strong person to go on after being subjected to such sick behavior and my hat goes off to the many who have gone through a similar sittuation, but i do have to say this movie really disturbed me like for real. i have only seen it once and that is enough. I mean dont get it twisted it is a good film and very informative but a lil too much for me. i give 10/10

Posted by bigguy 6 years, 2 months ago ( Edited 6 years, 2 months ago )
+5 | +10 / -5

Hay I finally got to watch this movie,I liked it a lot,sad though how a mother can call her own blood those disgusting names,I guess when you are in that situation you have to adapt.yes I did feel sorry for the girl,but she had some issues too,cant blame it all on other people,poor people cant get the help they need so they become trapped and angry at themselves and the world,I was never in her situation to her degree of abuse,must have been so depressing for her to deal with,name calling from her classmates/being overweight/poor/mental issues...and then to try and get out of bed everyday wondering whats next she has to deal with,,,I think a lot of kids should view this movie to see what its like being her for a day,,,then people wonder why kids bring a gun to school and start shooting,,,they might be thinking I know its wrong and I will either die or go to jail,at least I had my day to feel something,,,Anyhoo,,,,,Want to watch another person that snaps?? watch the movie called ( falling Down )....so on a scale of 1-10 I give this a 8 1/2..kinda like a documentary show

Posted by iinfamousz 1 year, 1 month ago ( Edited 1 year, 1 month ago )
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How is the Star (PRECIOUS') name not under 'Actors' Names'? -_- That aside, yes this was a great movie that makes you want to cry at some (many) parts and worth more than one watch.

Posted by JuliiST 1 year, 9 months ago
+4 | +4 / -0

This is a big movie, this moive is just one prespective of the sick and twisted people out there.. This is a movie i would want too watch over again, im giving it a 4,5/5.

Posted by treaclegirl 1 year, 10 months ago
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Very strong story. It is hard to believe this really happens out in the world.

Posted by xshannonlou 2 years, 4 months ago
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This movie was great, lots of thought put into it. Very very sad, but a very good film! 10/10

Posted by TiaMarie 2 years, 9 months ago
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A twisted story but beautifully portrayed. You feel all the emotions poor Precious feels. Very tragic.

Posted by chanelicia 4 years, 2 months ago
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A sad and miserable movie - stellar cast, unforgettable acting...I don't know what to say...if I met someone like PRecious in passing...would I empathise or look the other way? There are so many people out there like her and they are hurting, and there's nothing one can do.

Posted by farhansubhani 4 years, 11 months ago
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this movie was awesome this will make you realize that the world is full of nasty people, on the other hand there are good people who can help you out who can bring love and joy in your life....Maybe its not a new story for people but this will remind you that somewhere someone is suffering......Mo'nique was flawless and that girl who played precious did a fantastic job.....this is such a strange world people make fun of others n they don't realize that they are hurting someone with dere words with dere acts but this is how we live in this world......10/10 highly recommended.... i love this site GOD bless you all.....

Posted by 1proudmommy 6 years, 2 months ago
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I found this movie to be not only inspiring but extremely eye opening...great acting also!!

Posted by mhaleycr1 1 year, 6 months ago
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i was scared to see this movie because I thought it would just hurt too deep, yet it was so well done it's unfortunate it is not a teaching movie to use in the school system. There are bad things that happen to good people I have learned myself, yet this movie was real and actually showed how a higher good can happen. I am glad I finally had the courage and opportunity to watch such fine actors portray the good and the bad. It made me want to be a teacher again.

Posted by Mizty 2 years, 3 months ago ( Edited 2 years, 3 months ago )
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such a sad movie of such a tragic life, worth watching if u ever need a reality check on what kind of life some people have to lead, compered to your own sweet life, this is the one to watch 10/10

Posted by GREGGWRIGHT 2 years, 5 months ago
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An amazing expose on a massive part of society that are simply dismissed and ignored. I found it heart wrenching and inspirational. A must watch for those more blessed with environmental and emotional support normally taken for granted. A very well acted, directed, and frankly depressing film. Sometimes man's inhumanity to man is almost incomprehensible. It's easy to tune it out sooner than face it, but often exceptional people like Oprah, are able to do exactly that. I don't think I could or would watch it again ... but a SOLID 10/10

Posted by Janapple 2 years, 9 months ago
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The book was soo hard to read, but I think the movie does a good job of sticking to the storyline.

Posted by stickybubble 3 years ago
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This is a really excellent film, it kept my attention all the way through which is more than I can say for a lot of films. I fell in love with Precious within the first 5 minutes and she didn't disappoint. Anyone who enjoys human interest films with a good plot should watch this. I don't know who this actress is but I'd like to see more of her work.

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Posted by laylai 3 years, 1 month ago
+3 | +3 / -0

this film was so moving and incredibly sad.. its not often things bring me to tears but this certainly did. the acting was superb and as commented below i also hope this is not based ona true story... one thing i do disagree with though is that this IS DEFINITELY a film to watch when you feel low...not when you are in a good mood..it puts your own life into perspective. This happens in real life all the time, abuse etc from so caled parents...makes me realise i have had such a good upbringing with loving and caring family but for some reason I FUCK MY LIFE UP THROUGH ADDICTION.... i bet precious would have loved to have had the start in life i've had...i feel very humble and selfish to who i've hurt..this film has been a real eye opener..11 outta 10.WATCH IT!!!!

Posted by whathappenedtome 3 years, 7 months ago
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Rarely am I lost for the right words, but after watching this and just sitting here, I am still lost to find the words to do this film justice. I don't think anything has slapped my brain inside my skull or my heart inside my chest as much as this movie. i have been blessed to work with at-risk kiddos, but thank you Lord, I have not had to encounter this much selfishness, stupidity, misplaced anger, [and here I fall lost for words] in a thing called a biological mother; if I had I would be in jail by now......Wow, this movie is powerful, gutt-wrenching, emotion stirring, and if you walk away unchanged I feel sorry for you. Scripting was spot on, acting was above superior, casting could not have been better, giving this a definite +10/10. PS -I am so glad I kept trying to watch it, I had trouble with some of the links freezing, for several weeks, but today I got Sockshare v4 to run without hanging up forever. This movie is worth the trouble of finding the link that works for you.

Posted by ITSROBHERE 4 years, 1 month ago
+3 | +4 / -1

people will say this was a sad film with great actors and acting, but it's really about the truth, and how people like precious really exist. It's sad that people can be so miserable, but It's worse when people like chanelicia say there's nothing one can do. We can all make a difference and you should never forget that. 9/10 great film.

Posted by misscaribean972 4 years, 11 months ago
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How come the lead actress is not listed in the actors???? She was great and it was a sad and beautiful story.

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