By Bad Seed
Precious Trailer: In Theatres Across Canada November 2009: Maple Pictures
With sheer audacity and utter authenticity, director Lee Daniels tackles PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE and creates an unforgettable film that sets a new standard for cinema of its kind. Precious Jones (Gabourey Gabby Sidibe) is a high-school girl with nothing working in her favor. She is pregnant with her fathers child - for the second time. She cant read or write, and her schoolmates tease her for being fat. Her home life is a horror, ruled by a mother (MoNique) who keeps her imprisoned both emotionally and physically. Preciouss instincts tell her one thing: if shes ever going to break from the chains of ignorance, she will have to dig deeply into her own resources. Dont be misled - PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE is not a film wallowing in the stillness of depression; instead, it vibrates with the kind of energy derived only from anger and hope. The entire cast are amazing; they carry out a firestorm of raw emotion. Daniels has drawn from them inimitable performances that will rivet you to your seat and leave you too shocked to breathe. If you passed Precious on the street, you probably wouldnt notice her. But when her story is revealed, as Daniels does in this courageous film, you are left with an indelible image of a young woman who - with creativity, humor, and ferocity - finds the strength to turn her life around.
Starring: Mo'Nique , Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Gabourey Sidibe, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz
Directed by: Lee Daniels
Presented by: Oprah Winfrey & Tyler Perry