Picture from Precious
Overall C

Based on the novel Push by Sapphire, Precious follows the life and trials of a Harlem teenager (played by Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe), whose name stands in stark contrast to the way she is treated by her abusive family.

Violence C-
Sexual Content D+
Profanity D
Substance Use C+

Why is Precious rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Precious is rated R for for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

Mature sexual themes pervade this movie about a teen girl who has been raped numerous times by her father (one scene briefly shows this act without explicit nudity). There is also a vague inference that her mother is sexually abusing her as well. Masturbation is implied in a scene where a woman is shown in bed under the covers. Depictions of domestic violence and physical abuse are abundant. A mother frequently hits her daughter, sometimes with objects like frying pans. She also attempts to drop a television on her and her baby after they have fallen down a flight of stairs. In other scenes, characters are pushed or violently threatened in argumentative situations. Language includes countless sexual expletives, scatological terms and other moderate and mild profanities. Tobacco use is portrayed. A mother is shown breastfeeding.

Related news about Precious

18 Movies to Commemorate Black History Month

18 Movies to Commemorate Black History Month