Directed by: Lee Daniels
Staring: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Paula Patton and Lenny Kravitz
Set in Harlem in 1987, this is the story of Claireece ‘Precious’ Jones, a sixteen year old African-American girl born into a life no one would want. She’s pregnant for the second time by her absent father, and suffers constant physical and mental abuse from her mother.
School is chaotic, and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and an awful secret: she can neither read nor write. Threatened with expulsion, she is offered the chance to transfer to an alternative school, which could help change her life’s direction. In the literacy workshop taught by the patient yet firm Ms. Rain, Precious begins a journey that will lead her from darkness, pain and powerlessness to light, love and self-determination.