precious press release

precious press release

Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
A film on everyone’s lips during Awards season, and a phenomenal box office success in the U.S, Precious will be released on DVD and Blu Ray for the first time on May 24. Already the winner of several major awards, including the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay, the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress and the Grand Jury Prize at The Sundance Film Festival, Precious continues to wow both critics and audiences worldwide.

Based on the novel Push by Sapphire, Precious is the kind of story that is rarely told, about a character who society usually writes off, judges as a statistic, or simply ignores. Set in 1987, it is the story of Claireece ‘Precious’ Jones (Gabourey Sidibe), a sixteen year old 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 (Mo’Nique), a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. In between these horrors, she seeks refuge in colourful fantasies of fame or having a light skinned boyfriend. 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 is offered the chance to transfer to an alternative school, Each One/Teach One. In the literacy workshop, taught by the patient yet firm Ms Rain (Paula Patton), Precious begins a journey that will lead her from darkness, pain and powerlessness to light, love and self-determination.

Precious has been described as a film of ‘thunderclap revelations’ (Total Film). Sidibe gives a towering performance as the abused heroine and Mariah Carey is unrecognisable as a kindly social worker. But it is the stand out performance by US comedienne Mo’Nique as Precious’s utterly horrifying and odious mother that has swept audiences and Oscar glory to her side. A genuine and important phenomenon, Precious is an inspirational film that will move even the most hardened of hearts.

Precious is executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry and stars Gabourey Sidibe, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Paula Patton and Mo’Nique.

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