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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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: D+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 110
Theater Release: 06 Nov 2009
Video Release: 09 Mar 2010
MPAA Rating: R
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Precious is rated R: for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.

Cast: Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Lee Daniels.
Studio: 2009 Lionsgate
Website: Official site for Precious.

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