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Precious is a drama film that follows the life of an overweight, abused, and illiterate black teen who is pregnant with her second child. The movie follows the life of the teen who is accepted into an alternative school and hopes it will change her life for the better. Directed by Lee Daniels. Starring Mo'Nique, Gabourey Sidibe, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Sherri Shepherd, and Paula Patton. Based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire.

Precious, also known as Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire received great critical acclaim upon its first viewings by critics. The movie won two Oscar awards: Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. It was also nominated for four additional Oscars, including Best Picture. Read some quotes from Precious below.


Clareece 'Precious' Jones: Sometimes I wish I was dead. I'll be okay, I guess, 'cause I'm lookin' up. Lookin' for something to fall,
[chuckles to herself]
Clareece 'Precious' Jones: a desk, a couch, tv... my mom, maybe.
Mrs. Lichtenstein: What happened Clareese?
Clareece 'Precious' Jones: I had sex, Mrs. Lichtenstein.
Joann: Hi, I'm Joann, my favorite color is fluorescent beige. I'm already in the music business, shoot, I'm just here to get my GED!
Clareece 'Precious' Jones: They talk like people in TV shows that I don't watch.
Clareece 'Precious' Jones: You don't even like me.
Mrs. Weiss: Have we not been in this room together for like, a year discussing your life?
Mrs. Weiss: You know, let's talk about your father. Tell me about your relationship with him.
Clareece 'Precious' Jones: I don't know much more than you do, Mrs. White.
Clareece 'Precious' Jones: My name is Clareece Precious Jones. I wish I had a light-skinned boyfriend with real nice hair. And I want to be on a cover of a magazine. But first I want to be in one of those BET videos.
Mary: [to Precious] Oh, so you're going to stand up there and look down at me like you're a woman? You don't know what real women do! Real women sacrifice!
[Throws glass at Precious, which shatters at her feet]
Mary: Now, laugh at that, fat bitch.
Clareece 'Precious' Jones: [Crying hysterically] Nobody loves me!
Ms. Rain: People do love you, Precious.
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