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Precious

Precious

Life is hard. Life is short. Life is painful. Life is rich. Life is....Precious.
  • Stop or I'll sit on you.

This crowd-pleaseing arthouse drama tells the story of an overweight black teen, pregnant for the second time by her father. Although he is mostly absent, he has abused her physically since she was an infant, while her mother abuses her verbally and psychologically. Luckily this time around a kindly teacher and social worker take her under their wings and begin to offer her a different life... an opportunity that she grasps with both hands.


109 minutes, No persons under 16 (Language, Violence)
Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Gabourney Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz, Stephanie Andujar
Director
Lee Daniels
ScreenplayGeoffrey Fletcher, from the novel by Sapphire
MusicMario Grigorov
CinematographyAndrew Dunn
EditingJoe Klotz
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2009
Produced byLee Daniesl Entertainment, Smokeweed Entertainment Group

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama
LanguageStrong and frequent
NudityMild scene of breastfeeding
SexSexual references refer to rape, therefor violent, quite strong
ViolenceOccasional, intense, disturbing, domestic violence and rape (implied).
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyMild
Drug abuseAlcohol and tobacco
CommentsPretty intense, disturbing, mature themes
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / NudityViolenceBlood / Gore / GrossGuns /
Weapons
Profanity
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Alcohol / DrugsSmokingDisrespectful /
Bad Attitude
Imitative BehaviourFrightening /
Tense Scenes
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Jump ScenesTense Family ScenesMusic (Scary/Tense)Music (Inappropriate)Topics to talk about
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarMunyaradzi Vomo quote icon 20
Die BurgerJeanne Calitz quote icon 15
Cape TimesBetsy Sharkey quote icon 15
International Media
Box Office (USA)Ray Greene quote icon 13
Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert quote icon 20
eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson10
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli quote icon 18
Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers quote icon 18
ScreenIt (USA)C. Fuchs quote icon 16
Metacritic.com36 critics16
RottenTomatoes.com198 critics16
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 18
Internet (IMDB)11498 Netizens quote icon 15
Average .. 81%16


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