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Trailer for Precious Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Movie Preview: Precious Starring Mo'Nique

Ever since Precious (previously known as Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire) took this year's Sundance Film Festival by storm, I've been waiting anxiously for this trailer. The movie stars Mo'Nique as a mother who constantly berates and emotionally abuses her daughter, played by newcomer Gabourey Sidibe.

The trailer makes this movie look absolutely brutal and emotionally intense — but Oprah and Tyler Perry teamed up to help get it distributed, which makes me hopeful that there's some uplifting content along the way. Regardless, I'm always interested in stories that treat complicated mother-daughter relationships honestly — even if they are tough to watch.

The movie overall and Mo'Nique's performance in particular are already receiving Oscar buzz, which is pretty amazing (if a little early). I'm also intrigued by some of the other big names in this cast, including Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz.

The movie is targeted for a November 6, 2009 release. To watch the trailer,



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silove2 silove2 7 years
WOW...This was my life...How my Mother treated Me...I was so emotional when I saw the Trailer...Watched it with my Daughter...Now she understands why sometimes I get so sad...Emotional Abuse...Is the Hardest to Overcome...And Only thru the grace and mercy of the Father am I able to do so...
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I am really hoping this gets out on the scheduled date. It's my birthday and it stars a true Baltimore grown star - Mo'Nique
Fixe Fixe 8 years
This is a film is going to open the eyes of so many people and people realizes that some lives are hard and will be grateful for what they have. This preview put me in the verge of tears. I feel so bad for this girl! Mariah looks so different!!! I hope she gets praised for this role rather than in the movie Glitter!
supertramp supertramp 8 years
wow! i'm definitely gonna see this, and mariah carey can't stop me, i didn't even recognize her to be honest. but it looks really good.
sidra5397 sidra5397 8 years
Darn it, now I see why all you other poster said you cried. I totally got choked up. I really want to see this.
laurel9894 laurel9894 8 years
you know it's good when i cried during the trailer!!
khameel khameel 8 years
It looks really promising! I can't wait to see it.
piper23 piper23 8 years
Jeeze, that trailer was intense. Looking forward to seeing this movie.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
I saw a clip on Oprah the other day and OMG it is so heart wrenching how realistic it is in some homes. I will so watch and pretend the social worker in someone with substance.
jhilly123 jhilly123 8 years
I really want to see this. I was almost bawling during the trailer. And Mariah doesn't even look like herself, so I can get over not believing her as a social worker.
kia kia 8 years
whoa. this looks like it could be good. I don't know if I would watch it though. too darn realistic, too close to home with how abusive my mother was, and her mother, etc.
MissyB1984 MissyB1984 8 years
wow this looks really good, and the best part - I didn't even recognize MC for a good few seconds! Can't wait til november
Curlywhirl Curlywhirl 8 years
I cried like a baby the first time I saw this trailer. I plan on reading the book, and seeing the movie. It looks really sad, but I've heard it has a good ending. I can't wait for it to come out!
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
wow. Not everyday that a trailer makes me cry! Definitely on my list to watch and read!
Miss-Shapes Miss-Shapes 8 years
Amazing trailer. I can't wait to watch this. Reminds me of another favorite of mine, Half Nelson.
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