|Writers||Screenplay: Geoffrey Fletcher
Novel “Push”: Sapphire
|Cast||Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Sherri Shepherd, Nealla Gordon, Stephanie Andujar, Amina Robinson, Chyna Layne|
|Budget||$10 000 000|
|Release Date||6 November 2009 (USA)|
|Tagline||Life is hard. Life is short. Life is painful. Life is rich. Life is….Precious.|
Overweight, illiterate teenager Clareece “Precious” Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) lives in Harlem with her dysfunctional family; she has been impregnated twice by her father and is in a destructive relationship with her mother (Mo’Nique). Precious is invited to an alternative school where she hopes that her life can change direction.
The film also stars Mariah Carey as the social worker Mrs. Weiss. Paula Patton as Precious’ teacher, Ms. Rain, Lenny Kravitz as John, a nurse.