|Rating:||R (for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language)|
|Release Date:||November 6, 2009|
|Running time:||109 minutes|
|Cast:||Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz|
|Producer:||Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness|
|Writer:||Damien Paul, Sapphire|
Description: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African-American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. School is a place of chaos, and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and an awful secret: she can neither read nor write. Precious may sometimes be down, but she is never out. Beneath her impassive expression is a watchful, curious young woman with an inchoate but unshakeable sense that other possibilities exist for her.
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