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Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire

Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire
  • 2009
  • US
  • 110 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Lee Daniels
  • Cast: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Sherri Shepherd
  • Website: www.weareallprecious.com

The central turn from Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe as the titular protagonist - an abused black, overweight and uneducated single mother - is mesmerising and endearing. Despite being made pregnant for the second time by her own father, Gabby fantasises about fame and fortune. Unexpected and moving, the Sundance and Toronto film festivals' top prizewinner, based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire, is a gem from the projects.

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Precious

15 Jan 20104 stars

(15) 109min The Sundance and Toronto film festivals’ top prizewinner, based on the novel Push by Sapphire, arrives in the UK with a big reputation which is entirely justified. The opening quote from Ken Keynes Jr states ‘Everything is a gift of the…

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