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Precious: based on the novel Push by Sapphire - Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Lee Daniels

Threat advisory: High - High risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

In Harlem, an overweight, illiterate teen pregnant with her second child is invited to enrol in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.

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Precious: based on the novel Push by Sapphire theatrical one sheet image

Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film drama overweight illiteracy teenage school pregnancy education teen parent physical abuse rape

Persons of interest

  • Gabourey 'Gabby' 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
  • Barret Helms .... Tom Cruise
  • Kimberly Russell .... Katherine
  • Bill Sage .... Mr Wicher
  • Cory Davis .... Abdul, 9 Months
  • Abigail Savage .... Bunny
  • Rodney 'Bear' Jackson .... Carl
  • Sapphire (Ramona Lofton) .... Author
  • Geoffrey Fletcher .... Screenwriter
  • Lee Daniels .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Precious: based on the novel Push by Sapphire is one of those nasty films that make you glad that you're a tall, thin, white, blonde, pretty, affluent, educated single person from a stable home because, if you're a short, fat, illiterate, unattractive victim of incest and abuse your life is gonna be shit. And that's before the government gets a hold of you.

Gabourey Sidibe is great as the pregnant, obese, victim of beatings, rapes, belittling, bullying and government non-interference. There's so much anger and pain locked up inside her frame that you can see it oozing out of her pores, although that might've been the grease from all the fried food that she had to eat. Likewise Mo'Nique as the mother: talk about one crazy bitch. She is nuts. You want to avoid getting her bad side but you can't because she only has a bad side. This whole movie makes you think, no matter how liberal you are, that enforced sterilisation is not such a bad idea.

You won't enjoy like this film but you might like it.

The drama movie Precious: based on the novel Push by Sapphire is directed by Lee Daniels and stars Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton.

Government security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Strong themes and coarse language)

Surveillance time

110 minutes (1:50 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 4 February 2010

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