110 mins
6.8 / 10 (3964)
16

Synopsis

Set in Harlem at the end of the 1980s, an obese, illiterate teenage girl tries to escape the abuse of her mother by enrolling in an alternative school with the hope of starting a new life for herself and her unborn child.

MUBI's take

A multi-Academy Award-winner from director Lee Daniels and writer Geoffrey Fletcher, Gabourey Sidibe and Mo’Nique star in the harrowing, hard-hitting Precious: a truly compelling depiction of intra-family abuse and life in the inner city. Based on the novel Push by Sapphire.