This remarkable film is filled with extraordinary performances which power a sometimes light, sometimes dark account of a teenager who dreams of stardom but whose reality is blighted by material and spiritual poverty. Teenager Precious is played impressively by newcomer Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe.
Fully titled, Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire, director Lee Daniels and writer Geoffrey S. Fletcher collaborated to produce one of the best films of 2009. Fletcher’s screenplay won him an Oscar, as did Mo’Nique’s portrayal as Precious’ mother.
As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:
Direction: Lee Daniels
Screenplay: Geoffrey S. Fletcher
Cinematography: Andrew Dunn, Darren Lew
Editing: Joe Klotz
Score: Mario Grigorov
Stars: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Sherri Shepherd