The Resource Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire)
- Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire)
- Statement of responsibility
- Lee Daniels Entertainment ; in association with Smokewood Entertainment Group ; produced by Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; directed by Lee Daniels
- Title variation
- African American teenage girls -- New York (State) -- Drama.
- Abused children -- New York (State) | New York -- Drama.
- NiÃ±os maltratados -- Nueva York (Estados Unidos : Estado) | Nueva York -- Teatro
- Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama.
- Feature films -- United States
- Rape victims -- New York (State) | New York -- Drama.
- Illiterate persons -- New York (State) | New York -- Drama.
- Sapphire, 1950- -- Film and video adaptations.
- Adolescentes como madres de familia -- Nueva York (Estados Unidos : Estado) | Nueva York -- Teatro
- Feature films.
- Film adaptations.
- Incest -- New York (State) | New York -- Drama.
- African American teenage mothers -- New York (State) | New York -- Drama.
- Overweight teenagers -- New York (State) | New York -- Drama.
- Fiction films.
- Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
- 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
- Awards note
- Academy Awards, 2009: Best supporting actress (Mo'Nique), best writing, screenplay based on material previously produced or published.
- Cataloging source
- Credits note
- Director of photography, Andrew Dunn ; editor, Joe Klotz ; music, Mario Grigorov
- Dewey number
- Intended audience
- MPAA rating: R; for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language
- Language note
- English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
- LC call number
- LC item number
- .P74 2010
- Mo'nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, Sherri Shepherd
- live action
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