August 31, 2009 | By

Precious : Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire is the story of a young girl named Precious living in Harlem who has been impregnated twice by her father and abused relentlessly by her mother. The story unfolds as we learn that Precious has made it to the ninth grade successfully without the ability to read or write. When this fact is discovered, Precious is given the chance to go to an alternative school and finally has a place to escape. The film premiered in January of 2009 at the Sundance Film Festival where it won the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize for Best Drama, as well as a Special Jury Prize for best supporting actress, Mo-Nique. The film also features Mariah Carey (who, according to recent reviews, has redeemed herself since Glitter), Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe and Paula Patton. See preview below. Try to watch this without tearing up at least once.

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