Director: Lee Daniels
Writer: Damien Paul, Sapphire
Starring: Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, Paula Patton, Mo'Nique, Mariah Carey
Released: February, 2010
Rating: (MA)
Runtime: 110 minutes
Story: Set in Harlem in 1987, it is the story of Claireece "Precious" Jones (Gabourey Sidibe), a sixteen-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 (Mo'Nique), 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.
Gabourey Sidibe Precious
Mo'Nique Mary
Paula Patton Ms. Rain
Mariah Carey Mrs. Weiss
Sherri Shepherd Cornrows
Lenny Kravitz Nurse John
Stephanie Andujar Rita
Chyna Layne Rhonda
Amina Robinson Jermaine
Xosha Roquemore Joann
Angelic Zambrana Consuelo
Aunt Dot Tootsie
Nealla Gordon Mrs. Lichtenstein
Grace Hightower Social Worker