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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Gabourey Sidibe
Mo Nique
Paula Patton
Mariah Carey
Sherri Shepherd
Lenny Kravitz
Directors
Lee Daniels
Screenwriters
Geoffrey Fletcher
Running Time
110 minutes

Precious
Mariah Carey’s in it. Come back! Come back! It's good!


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Precious

Plot
Sixteen year-old Precious (Sidibe) is illiterate, obese, physically and mentally abused, and pregnant (again) by her father. When an incident at school finally attracts attention, Precious grabs the lifeline offered by a teaching programme for problem girls.


Verdict
While it may not be perfect on a technical level, dramatically it’s a blow-your-socks-off triumph. Be moved. Very, very moved.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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