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Precious: Based On the Novel 'Push' By Sapphire

HD   R Closed Captioning

Lee Daniels

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About the Movie

"Precious" Jones (Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe) is a high-school girl with nothing working in her favor. She is pregnant with her father's child - for the second time. She can't read or write, and her schoolmates tease her for being fat. Her home life is a horror, ruled by a mother (Mo'Nique) who keeps her imprisoned both emotionally and physically. Precious's instincts tell her one thing: if she's ever going to break from the chains of ignorance, she will have to dig deeply into her own resources.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 227
  • Fresh: 207
  • Rotten: 20
  • Average Rating: 7.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Precious is an emotional powerhouse, a triumph of bruising humor and bracing hope that deserves its place among the year's best films. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Apr 3, 2012

Fresh: The remarkable Sidibe is one of several daring casting choices by director Lee Daniels. – Rafer Guzman, Newsday, Apr 3, 2012

Fresh: The performances of Sidibe and Mo'Nique are extraordinary and spellbinding. – Ed Koch, The Atlantic, Jan 16, 2018

Fresh: Precious ... [achieves] moments of haunting, devastating power, yet too often [lapses] into laughably ridiculous melodrama ... Precious is no easy ride. As far as harrowing films go, it makes The Road seem like The Wiz. – Simon Miraudo, Quickflix, Oct 21, 2014

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Customer Reviews


Tied with hurt locker for best of 09 in my book. Monique gives a terrifying performance while gabby sidibe is amazing in her debut. this film has the emotional heart the other 9 nominees lack. It may only win best supporting actress for Monique, but she's the best part so i can live with that.


The most amazing film of 2009

Precious was by far the most memorable and incredibly acted film of 2009. I saw many films in '09, but none with the intensity and raw passion of Precious. Monique showed an incredible range, and Gabourey Sidibe was truly genius. I went into this film with so-so expectations, and came away profoundly affected. I would recommend it to everybody, and hope everyone walks away realizing just how "precious" life is.


There has never been a crazy and wonderfully scripted movie until "Precious" changed that. I don't know what was the most insane part of the movie: either the great performance by Mo'Nique or the strong tranformation from Mariah Carey.

Overall, this is a powerful film, period.

Precious: Based On the Novel 'Push' By Sapphire
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2009

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