Precious

Precious

Title: Precious

Release: 2009

Rating: 7.3

Language: English, Italian

Country: USA

Runtime: 110

Genre: Drama

Precious

Release 2009
Rating 7.3
Language English, Italian
Country USA
Runtime 110
Genre Drama

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Synopsis

In Harlem, 1987. Sixteen year old Claireece Jones - who goes by her middle name Precious - is illiterate and overweight. She is pregnant with her second child, both children fathered by her biological father, who has continually raped her since she was a child, but who she doesn't see otherwise. Her infant daughter, Mongo - such named since she has Down Syndrome - lives with Precious' grandmother. Precious lives with her mother Mary, who abuses Precious both physically and emotionally. Mary does nothing but smoke, watch television and collect welfare through fraud (as she doesn't ever look for a job) and believes that education does nothing for Precious, who she would rather also collect welfare if only to bring money into the household. To escape her life, Precious often daydreams of herself in glamorous situations. Because of her current pregnancy, Precious' principal transfers her into an alternative school. In dealing with the school's sympathetic teacher Miss Blu Rain, Precious ...

Director :
Lee Daniels
Writer :

Geoffrey Fletcher (screenplay), Sapphire (novel)

Actors :

... Ms. Rain

... Mary

... Mrs. Weiss

... Cornrows

... Nurse John

... Precious