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Rating:R (for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language)
Release Date:November 6, 2009
Running time:109 minutes
Cast:Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz
Director:Lee Daniels
Producer:Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness
Writer:Damien Paul, Sapphire
Distributor:Lionsgate Films

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Description: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African-American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. School is a place of chaos, and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and an awful secret: she can neither read nor write. Precious may sometimes be down, but she is never out. Beneath her impassive expression is a watchful, curious young woman with an inchoate but unshakeable sense that other possibilities exist for her.

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