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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+

MPAA Rating: R for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.

Talk to your kids about…


How can education empower people? Have you ever considered how your education has helped you gain control of your life and allowed you to direct your future?

What purpose do you feel movies like this provide? Do you think audiences will feel a need to help people in similar situations to Precious, or will they instead feel the situation is overwhelmingly hopeless?

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