Precious parents guide


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.

Release date November 6, 2009

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

Why is Precious rated R? The MPAA rated Precious R for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.

Run Time: 110 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Precious rated R? Precious is rated R by the MPAA for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.

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.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Sexual Violence Involving a Minor, Theme of Incest.
Alberta 14A Sexual Violence, Coarse Language, Disturbing Content
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Young Children, Disturbing Content, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Disturbing Content.
Quebec 13+ Vulgar Language.
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Precious is directed by and stars Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Lee Daniels..

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Precious movie is March 9, 2010. Here are some details…

Precious releases to DVD and Blu-ray on March 9, 2010.

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Precious is based on the novel Push by Sapphire.

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