Precious
(DVD) 

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Published
Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, [2010].
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. 
Rating
MPAA rating: R; for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.
Status
Round Rock Public Library - Adult Audio/Video (1st floor)  1 available
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DVD
Language
English
UPC
031398119777

Notes

General Note
Based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
General Note
Opening credits also appear with deliberate misspellings.
General Note
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.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Andrew Dunn ; editor, Joe Klotz ; music, Mario Grigorov.
Participants/Performers
Mo'nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, Sherri Shepherd.
Description
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R; for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.
System Details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Language
English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards
Academy Awards, 2009: Best supporting actress (Mo'Nique), best writing, screenplay based on material previously produced or published.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Carey, M., Sapphire., Grigorov, M., Shepherd, S., Kravitz, L., Mo'Nique., Patton, P., Sidibe, G., Fletcher, G., Siegel-Magness, S., Magness, G., & Daniels, L. (2010). Precious . Lionsgate.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mariah, Carey et al.. 2010. Precious. Santa Monica, Calif.: Lionsgate.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mariah, Carey et al.. Precious Santa Monica, Calif.: Lionsgate, 2010.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Carey, Mariah,, et al. Precious Lionsgate, 2010.

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