Lists: Drama, Best Picture nominee 2000 to 2009

Brief Synopsis: "Set in Harlem in 1987, claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, an angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. School is chaotic and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and a secret..she can't read."

Overall Ranking: 764 (Rank from 2009: # 14)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 42.86%
Regular 57.14%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
CinemaVisitor Erik90
David Baruffi88
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Bryan Lienesch82 - I can't recall one single movie that places the viewer so deeply into a toxic environment as 'Precious' does. But it needs to, to point out to us how the ending is a happy one.
Gorgon Reviews80
Rob from GuysFilmQuest71
Jay of Life Vs Film70(full review)

People Involved

  • Gabourey Sidibe (Precious)
  • MoNique (Mary)
  • Paula Patton (Ms. Rain)
  • Mariah Carey (Mrs. Weiss)
  • Lenny Kravitz (Nurse John)
  • Sherri Shepherd (Cornrows)
  • Stephanie Andujar (Rita)
  • Chyna Layne (Rhonda)
  • Amina Robinson (Jermaine)
  • Xosha Roquemore (Joann)
  • Angelic Zambrana (Consuelo)
  • Aunt Dot (Tootsie)
  • Nealla Gordon (Mrs. Lichtenstien)
  • Grace Hightower (Social Worker)
  • Barret Helms (Tom Cruise (as Barret Isaiah Mindell))
  • Kimberly Russell (Katherine)
  • Bill Sage (Mr. Wicher)
  • Susan Taylor (Fairy Godmother)
  • Kendall Toombs (Abdul, New Born)
  • Alexander Toombs (Abdul, New Born)
  • Cory Davis (Abdul, 9 Months)
  • Rochelle McNaughton (AIDS Clerk)
  • Lee Daniels (Director)