Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Precious Preview/Synopsis + Trailer

Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire Nov 6

Directed by Lee Daniels ( Shadowboxer ) Starring Gabby Sidibe, Mo' Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sheri Sheppard, Lenny Kravitz. Written by newcomer Geoffrey Fletcher, Cinematography by Andrew Dunn ( Miss Potter, Gosford Park ) Edited by Joe Klotz ( Choke, Grace Is Gone ) Origianl music by Mario Grigirov ( 29 Palms )

Set in Harlem in 1987, about a 16 year old obese and illiterate girl named Precious ( Sibibe ), a girl on her second unwanted pregnancy ( no spoilers ) who lives with her emotionally and physcially abusive mother ( Mo' Nique ) who basically lives a life of hell, being ridiculed by any and everyone. She tries for a real chance at life by attending a alternative school where she builds a rapport for the first time in her life with another human being, her teacher. Little does Precious know that entering the alternative school may just bring the positive changes she never imagined could happen for her.

Rated R for child abuse including sexual assault and pervasive language. 109 min.

Oscar chances ? Strong in many categories, starting with Best Actress for Sidibe, Supporting Actress ( Mo' Nique ) and Picture. Lee Daniles may have a shot in direction and screenplay has a strong chance as well.

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