Director: Lee Daniels
Cast: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton
Life is hard, short, painful, rich and life is precious. Claireece “Precious” Jones is a 16-year-old, overweight, abused girl from Harlem who is pregnant with her second child. At home she slaves away for her angry mother who subjects her to constant emotional and physical abuse. School is not much better, as Precious struggles through ninth grade and tries to hide the secret that she cannot read. However, when Precious is invited to enroll in a special school, she is given a second-chance. A chance to change her stars, to reach for a better life, a chance to feel worth something. Based on the book Push by Sapphire, Precious is a bleak but ultimately hopeful film, featuring some outstanding performances.