Movie: Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)
“Claireece Precious Jones endures unimaginable hardships in her young life. Abused by her mother, raped by her father, she grows up poor, angry, illiterate, fat, unloved and generally unnoticed. So what better way to learn about her than through her own, halting dialect. Written by anonymous”
- Director: Lee Daniels
- Release Date:
20 November 2009 (USA)
- Run Time:
110 min | Canada:109 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
- Country: USA
- Genre: Drama
Rated R for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.
Tagline: Life is hard. Life is short. Life is painful. Life is rich. Life is….Precious.
Trivia: Over 400 girls were interviewed from across the country for the part of Precious. Gabourey Sidibe was cast a mere six weeks before the start of shooting after being forced to the audition by friends.
Goofs: Errors in geography: Precious is supposed to be living in Harlem, yet when she takes the ‘1’ train to the alternative school, the train station clearly says “Dyckman” which is in Washington Heights, not Harlem. In addition, she gets off at the “167th St.” station on her way to the alternative school. The school is on 125th St. in Harlem in Manhattan, the 167th St. station is in the Bronx.