Must Watch: Second Official Trailer for Lee Daniels' Precious
by Alex Billington
October 9, 2009
Lionsgate has debuted a second "internet only" trailer for Lee Daniels' Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire on Apple tonight. I have a feeling this is going to win Best Picture. If it does, then you heard it hear first. I've seen this film and it's a phenomenal film but it's very emotionally draining, so much so that I haven't seen it for a second time yet. It's been playing at every single film festival around the world - Sundance, Cannes, Toronto, London, New York, Tokyo - and has been winning awards at almost every fest. If that's not a sign, then I don't know what else is. I highly suggest everyone give this great film a chance.
Watch the second trailer for Lee Daniels' Precious:
You can also watch the second trailer for Lee Daniels' Precious in High Definition on Apple
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire is directed by Lee Daniels, of only the film Shadowboxer previously. The screenplay was adapted by first-time writer Damien Paul and is based on the novel titled Push written by Sapphire. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award and was one of the most highly praised films of the entire festival. Lionsgate will be releasing Precious in limited theaters starting on November 6th later this year.
Reader Feedback - 84 Comments
this looks like a very sad movie for sure im very excited 2 c this!!! i say best drama this year
quez on Oct 9, 2009
Damn! I saw the first trailer and had tears in my eyes. I just watched this trailer and again, I had tears in my eyes. I can't wait to see this movie.
Yuna on Oct 9, 2009
The novel Push was written by Sapphire not Precious.
Kelley on Oct 9, 2009
cool. I didn't know they were re-releasing Notorious. No but seriously. This movie looks like shit. Why is it winning awards?
Brian Ricci on Oct 9, 2009
She's definitely hotter than Jessica Alba.
Greedo on Oct 9, 2009
Ricci...let's step outside.
tspfeffer on Oct 9, 2009
I want to see this, even though I know it's going to make me sad.
Sabes on Oct 9, 2009
For a Tyler Perry movie... This looks pretty dang good. Definitely full of drama.
Brandon on Oct 9, 2009
Special Effects and Make-up by Rick Baker.
Vassal on Oct 9, 2009
meh, I'd rather watch Antwone Fisher.
Xerxex on Oct 9, 2009
Seriously Ricci we need to get on back.
John on Oct 9, 2009
Whoa. That was Mariah Carey? I have SERIOUSLY underestimated the power of makeup. Seeing her without it, wow. Didn't realize it was her till the END of the trailer.
HarshIknow on Oct 10, 2009
Seeing it in 2 weeks. I am very excited.
Barnaby Barrilla on Oct 10, 2009
That's pretty intense. If I'm ever in the mood for some drama, this would be one of the movies I'd wanna watch.
Karan on Oct 10, 2009
Looks like your normal setup of charity episode of Oprah show, a constructed tear crapfest.
Shige on Oct 10, 2009
Wow, I'm sensing racism in the comments.
notalent on Oct 10, 2009
I've been looking for a fun romantic comedy for ages, and I think this is it! Looks like a joyfest from start to finish, Disney take note. - America is a fantastic country, it's so unbelievable that it can produce such morbidly obese people, even when they are so financially poor. - I'll dodge this misery fest
Crapola on Oct 10, 2009
"America is a fantastic country, it's so unbelievable that it can produce such morbidly obese people, even when they are so financially poor." ha ha ha ha number 18, that is hilarious and so true. 😛
Kinks! on Oct 10, 2009
#15 is spot on.........i almost expected oprah to show up in the movie. and why would this be "emotionally draining? is it a surprise that people who live in bad enviroments or make bad choices in life end up in bad situations? i didn't see anything here that hasn't been done before............the troubled teen mother; the teens abusive, uncaring mom; inner-city strife; the inner-city teacher who "cares"; the tough social worker who "cares"...........all the stereotypical characters (and storyline) are here. i don't see this as a bad movie.........just one that's getting entirely too much praise for doing nothing but trodding veeeeeeeeeery old ground. i don't see a reason to watch this movie.
beavis on Oct 10, 2009
Looks pretty boring. I hate that there are like a million people crying in the trailer already damn I'd rather watch Inglourious Basterds a 3rd time.
Davis on Oct 10, 2009
A black, sixteen year old (still in Jr. High) morbidly obese mother of two illegitimate children on welfare. Doesn't that sound a little sterotypical and racist? No? Oh, I see. It's Realism.
Vassal on Oct 10, 2009
Designed to pull the heartstrings of oscar. yuck
loci on Oct 10, 2009
Well damn #15 and vassal already said it all for me.
Cody on Oct 10, 2009
i'm looking forward to this... BTW, Alex: the book is written by Saphire, not Precious, and also the link you gave to the book on Amazon doesn't open the page for the book, but opens the page for your Flip Camera. You'd better edit them.
F.C. on Oct 10, 2009
Saw this at the New York Film Festival. A MUST SEE FOR EVERYONE! It was so good! And what a harrowing film. My second favorite movie of the year. By the way, this is the first trailer, but don't bother watching the second trailer because it has Oprah in it. She doesn't have any relation to the film aside from the fact that she tagged herself onto the film after she found it was good--yet, she's still promoting it.
Alex on Oct 10, 2009
Robbie on Oct 10, 2009
@ #22 Vassal im a black person from the UK and i agree with u this movie looks stereotypical and sort of racist. if people complained about Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen of having two racist robots Mudflap and Skids (aka The Twins) why no one saying this movie is abit of a stereotype towards black people.
blaze on Oct 10, 2009
"If it does, then you heard it hear first" Sorry Alex but Ebert already made that prediction weeks ago. I'm also sorry to say that I see no difference between this trailer and the one I saw a month ago.
WhatISmynameanyway? on Oct 10, 2009
@ #20 and #22 i agree it is stereotypical but you forget this is based on author Sapphire (aka Ramona Lofton) novel "Push" so if you have a problem with this movie you might aswell attack the author Sapphire for creating the story the first place.
tazz on Oct 10, 2009
I love it, an African American movie that actually might be worth something and you guys (who probably dont care about "those people") want to call it stereotypical hahaha...its a fucking movie, just watch it...if you dont wanna watch it, then move the fuck on....
Winston on Oct 10, 2009
Two things. First, I come from a quiet, suburban, primarily white neighborhood in the Chicagoland area. However, I am fully aware that some social problems, no matter how you look at the issue, are based on race and race alone. Secondly, how can you call this movie racist? An African American wrote the original book. The screenplay was written by an African American, and it was directed by an African American as well. I don't fully understand the problems of today's inner city families, no matter what race they are. Does it matter what color their skin is? No. This seems like a provocative exploration of what problems arise in the inner city. Maybe it has been done before, but jeez, it obviously didn't reach the masses of racist folks. Perhaps seeing this movie will open some eyes.
Korm on Oct 10, 2009
Who'd want to have sex with her? Both times she does, she ends up getting preggers! She needs some Slim Fast and a treadmill
TheDude on Oct 10, 2009
lol fat people are nasty... who would do her? lol im not gonna watch the movie it sucks and fat ppl are boring..LOL run
TheDude on Oct 10, 2009
#4 HAHAHAHA nice way to lighten the mood. Really needed that hahahaha!!
teyhtr on Oct 10, 2009
This looks amazing!! Just by the trailer it looks like one of the best movies of the year. I was almost crying just with this... so It's gonna be a strong experience to see it completly
leocdc on Oct 10, 2009
Mo'Nique is Da best!
daniel on Oct 10, 2009
Seemingly made to be an oscar grab.
shadow on Oct 10, 2009
If i want to cry for entertainment Ill run over a kitten.
I am Ron Burgandy? on Oct 10, 2009
TheDude I have a sneaking suspicion that you will become fat, karma my friend, karma.
Xerxex on Oct 10, 2009
I have a real question, why are fat people hated so much? Now I'm not in shape and don't really get offended by fat jokes, but why are fat people hated, its like the moment the media said something negative about overweight people, a shit storm of hate flooded the air waves.
Xerxex on Oct 10, 2009
Some of the trash who commented here are disgusting. In context of the story, the girl is fat because of genetics (look at the mom) and lifestyle (again look at her poor excuse for a mother). And secondly, who would have sex with her, indeed. In the book, her two children are the product of her father raping her. I'd hope you feel contrite for being so needlessly hateful, but I won't hold my breath. Now, I haven't read the book, and don't plan to, and don't plan to watch this film. While I understand that the author used real people as the inspiration for this character, and I'm sure there have been people with lives this horrible and worse... I'm just not a glutton for drama like this. You throw the worst possible situations en masse at a character, "you're poor, fat, illiterate, been raped... by your dad.... and had two of his kids... your mom is almost as bad, oh AND you have AIDS", and eventually I just can't take the story seriously. Nevertheless, people need to stop the hate. All you show with small minded, petty malice is your fear and ignorant self-righteousness.
Lana on Oct 10, 2009
Aside from korm & xerxex, most ya'll here are showing your true selves. Straight up bigoted, racist film geeks. What you muthafuckas only have interests and empathy for skinny white bitches like your mommas and sisters? That's the problem with people in America, instead of taking the goddamn film on it's own merits good or bad. You idiots only see race, obese woman "Oh I know I'll crack a Clumps joke" it's a black drama "Oh I know I'll crack a Tyler Perry joke" Inner city setting "I know I'll crack a Biggie joke" Very original, very original This proves my theory white folks can only accept movies about blacks if it's buffoonery, crime and hyper sexualization. Blacks for the most part don't pulled that small minded BS when it's predominately whites in various genres of film, who the fuck cares if the Dark Knight, Beautiful mind, Forrest Gump, Titanic etc.. was chock full of white people? I didn't and neither should you. You all disgust me
PimpSlapStick on Oct 10, 2009
this movie makes me sick. no point. just a sob story for the black community. couldnt pay me to watch this garbage
Vincent Cipollone on Oct 10, 2009
I always like what Xerxex posts, unlike most others who post on here, lol. "a sob story for the black community" ??? It's just a damn story, the same stuff happens in the white community too, and possibly others. Obesity, having no money, and abuse can happen to anyone. A lot of these posts make me sad.
Sabes on Oct 11, 2009
#42 Wll geee Mr UN in the house. Lets all brace hands and sing. Take a look at some flicks (mainly comedies) made by and casted with afro-americans. Count the amount of racist jokes there and then come back and try to say same thing about whites. Or better up, realize that both whites and blacks make same comments targeting their own race so you are the racist here trying point fingers.
Shige on Oct 11, 2009
#42 PimpSlapStick it seems you are racist too cause you just attacked white woman by calling them "skinny white bitches like your mommas and sisters?" if a white person said "skinny black bitches like your mommas and sisters?" most likely you and myself would be on a uproar saying thats racist. it does not help when making a point about racisim by say racist statement PimpSlapStick.
mace on Oct 11, 2009
Sabes HIGH 5!
Xerxex on Oct 11, 2009
Does anyone else really like a trailer for a movie that completely takes you out of it with Oprah exclaiming I WANT EVERYONE TO SEE THIS MOVIE. It's kind of shameless. I preferred the first trailer, it just looked like a damned good movie that I wanted to see. Now I'm sort of over it. this is gross, shameless promotion and took me out of the story of the trailer. regarding the film stereotyping African Americans.... that's kind of silly. It's ONE story of ONE life of an African American teen wirtten by a black novelist, directed by a black man. It's obviously not representative of all African Americans. It's a slice of life story, specific to the character of Precious. MacKenzie Phillips is white and her Dad molested her. That fact doesn't make MacKenzie the poster child for all white women's experiences. lame. But PLEASE go back to the original trailer. this trailer is just a shameless shout out for awards attention.
Leone on Oct 11, 2009
"the girl is fat because of genetics" Both my parents are fat. I'm not. I chose not to eat like a pig. That's like saying anorexic people are thin because of genetics...its buffoonery. Eat too much: obesity Eat too little: anorexia Live in denial: genetics (it used to be big boned)
loci on Oct 11, 2009
i cant wait!!!
paulina on Oct 11, 2009
loci there are dieases that cause massive weight gain, these can be mental, and genetic. Anorexia is a disease, and it can be caused by a genetic malfunction. Oh and with that "I chose not to eat like a pig" not all fat people are greedy gluttons.
Xerxex on Oct 11, 2009
Mariah carey once said she was jealous of starving Africans because they were so skinny, it doesn't really have anything to do with the film, but I thought it kind of related to the 'weight issue' in discussion. I think the diet of Americans and whats in the food has a lot to do with obesity and the impact on people's health in general, also look to countries like Japan where the chubbies have increased since Fastfood has been introduced, it's not rocket science. I made a slight joke about it earlier that in poorer areas America can produce these Obese people and it's sad that eventually it will become a genetic problem, but at least it's not like some poorer areas of Brazil where abandoned street children hunt for human faeces to eat because they are so malnourished. Think about that the next time you bite into your Kripsy Kreme.
Crapola on Oct 11, 2009
I get your meaning Crapola, but it seems that every problem in other countries, should be fixed by America, now I have no problem to help others in dire need. but it shouldn't fall to one country. All rich countries should help. I'm probably lower middle class, and at times my family has donated, to help the needy, but our donations don't help, rich people around the world should help as well, If all wealthy countries were to help on a massive sace then we wouldn't need comments like "Think about that the next time you bite into your Kripsy Kreme." Will that ever happen, I'd like to think so.
Xerxex on Oct 11, 2009
You would have to offer me at least fifty bucks then I might suffer thourgh this and if there's any mercy in the world I would doze off quick.
CLAW on Oct 11, 2009
It's an Oprah movie and Alex, sorry man, but behind again. hear dit hear first? This is WAY old news. It'll make it. Perry and Oprah...psh.
Tra la la la la di da on Oct 11, 2009
Xerxex I don't think America should help solve the worlds problems, it's much better at blowing it up and that's the way I like it. I wasn't saying 'hey look at all the chubby fatsos America has made overseas, how they smell like sweat, bleed gravy, take up two seats on the bus and have to get driven around in golf buggies because they can't walk for more than 10 paces at time', because I don't care, I've seen Zombieland and I know who's getting eaten first. But be honest there is nothing worse than seeing a fat kid crying because he can't muster the strength to get up the slight hill to make it to the McDonalds literally 150 metres in front of him asking his mother to either get a taxi or a bus whilst struggling for breath, bright red in the face. I found it hilarious and sickening to watch, but somehow couldn't avert my eyes...
Crapola on Oct 11, 2009
Definitely looks like something I wouldn't like. Best picture? I hope not. I'd really like to see a comedy win for once.
Luke on Oct 11, 2009
I don't think it's necessarily America's fault that people across the seas are getting fatter because of fast food. In the end you have a choice to eat that hamburger. Though that hamburger may be filled with juicy meat, cheese......bacon....ketchup....mustard..........*has a seizure* oh burger...mmmm...mmmmmmmmm! *coughs* Anyways, it's all about choice, and being able to discipline yourself. *nods*
Sabes on Oct 11, 2009
yeah I get your meaning crapola, I gained weight after stopping a drug and I let it happen, a lot of it comes down to parenting, and I'm not even pointing a finger at my parents diabetes runs through my family so its either I get back into shape or lt a disease do it for me, I perfer to lose it by exercising and eating better! Seeing some kids who are only 9 that are morbidly obese is a very sad sight, but eating a a delicious hamburger as Sabes put is okay to eat, the media makes it seem like if you eat one hamburger and are trying to watch your figure that you are doomed to gain bad weight, and if I see one more commerical showing women eating Lean Cuisine or some disgusting fiber only granola bar then I'm gonna stab my freaking eyes out! It like that pic of that kid in McDonalds O.o horrid parenting is what that is. As for this film, I really don't care for it. oh crapola the Zombieland reference...love it! Great movie, Rule #1 Cardio.
Xerxex on Oct 11, 2009
Cheers Xerxex, I know I go on! But coming from Scotland, a small country, where there is a heart attack every 15 mins and has the second highest rate of obesity in the world, (America is first), the problem is ever present and people become ill not through choice but by ignorance and lack of education on what to eat. In some ways a lack of education and ignorance are a subplot for the film in that this discussion has spawned from, having worked with children who at age 12 had a reading age of a 6 year old, the lack of the ability to communicate through writing or reading led them to be aggressive and disruptive when challenged on either. Education is key, but it isn't cool, it's much cooler to be dumb, possibly with a reality tv show.
Crapola on Oct 12, 2009
Egads, looks like a fun night out at the movies. Thanks, no. And anything that has "Tyler Perry" and "Oprah" smeared on it, you know it has to stink.
normf on Oct 12, 2009
damn look like she got a rough life...cant wait to see it
Trey on Oct 12, 2009
You've hit the nail on the head Crapola, it all comes down to simple knowledge, but aa you said it isn't cool, and comment about a 12 yea rold with a 6 year reading level is all to familiar, I taught myself how to read at around 4 I guess and I hate hearing kids today read its pitiful. I just hope one day both of our countries get there heads out of their asses and fix the problem.
Xerxex on Oct 12, 2009
I dont know why the hate... Oprah and Tyler perry had nothing to do with this movie... The movie was made it was good from the initial buzz that came out ... it started winning small awards and what nots... then when the oscar buzz started it had to get heavy weights behind it... any movie to make it to oscars and actually win needs a massive machinery behind it . Oprah and Tyler perry are influential Black/ african-american Media figures they can really make this movie reach a wider audience... remember what Oprah did for crash? that movie some might claim was horrible but i still loved that movie and thought it deserved the award that year... really looking forward to all the haters eating their words... this movie looks good no matter who backs it ... plus with both the trailers there is something just beyond... like this one you see a hint of her getting close to her dream... a bunch of ppl singing some girls dancing makes u want to watch if she realises her dream or not.
viral on Oct 12, 2009
"it does not help when making a point about racisim by say racist statement " #46 mace your right I apologize got a little heated
PimpSlapStick on Oct 12, 2009
People should take the movie on it's own merits period, I'm just calling out a pattern of idiots here who can't seem to look beyond race like Vincent Cipollone.
PimpSlapStick on Oct 12, 2009
Worst part is in my opinion the people making the bigoted statments about race & weight are saying them jokingly and as veiled shots because deep down they mean it. thought we were past this. Not even in movie forums where the diversity of movies themselves can be an escape anymore. just sad...
wHiskey Tango... on Oct 12, 2009
Im really happy for all you , and imma let you finish, but Crash is one of the best dramas of all time!
Sancho on Oct 12, 2009
Well, as a conservative, middle aged, white Scandinavian male. I think it looks like a good, and ultimately positive film and I look forward to seeing it.
moif on Oct 12, 2009
Holy shit, The trailer is emotionally draining, I can't imagine how intense the whole movie is. This movie kinds reminds me of Crash, with nothing but gut-wrenching and tear-jerking drama.
Aaron on Oct 12, 2009
Sancho. "Imma?" I think the problem, Oprah or no, is that this movie seems targeted at a very narrow and specific demographic; and much like movies about Morris dancing, it won't have much appeal to people who aren't into Morris dancing.
Vassal on Oct 12, 2009
why do people still make drama's for the theaters..... ya'll know that Drama's don't do well in theaters..... People wanna see action, special effects, comedy, horror (a good horror) we see drama everyday so why go pay to see it in theaters .................blaahhh ya'll make me sick lol =P
titulitus on Oct 13, 2009
it looks good but im not gonna see it cuz i for one DONT like crying. humph. now im sad.
george on Oct 14, 2009
it this is goin to be a good movie. the book is emotional and dramatic i hope the movie become just as good as the book
teka on Oct 19, 2009
I can't wait to see this movie ,but after reading the book today i felt sick to my stomach.This book was really hard to read i had to go back sometimes and read it again i couldn't believe what i was reading.How could her own mother and father do this to her. Claireece was a very strong i think if that happpend to me i couldn't go on. ,i couldn't put the book down as hard as it was to read it was very sad Claireece was determined inspite of all the stuff she went through to get her G.E.D
kaprice on Oct 19, 2009
alot of people are racist these day....... whiteman always tring to put the black man down
kimmibee on Oct 20, 2009
It is so sad to see the comments that focus on the race of the character. I live in the burbs but travel a lot around areas both urban and rural. The same things happen to children of all races. I have seen abused, obese, poor, and neglected teens of all colors and in some surprising areas. One thing to remember is that this is about a child in terrible circumstances. It may be a fictional account but I have seen real children go through situations worse than those depicted in this film. And no, they were not all Black, poor, obese, illiterate, etc... Some posters are missing the point and probably are not intelligent enough to watch anything but Transformers, Terminator, or LOTR. Some films are simply made for adults and to expose real issues. I will see this movie. I can step outside of the box long enough to experience something that does not have a CGI monster, robot, bombs, or aliens. If others are too small-minded to try anything new that is their problem.
Levi on Oct 24, 2009
I read the book Sapphire on Friday and it was awful. I hated the fact that I had to read some sentences twice to understand exactly what she was trying to say (not speaking in correct English). This book is filled with such ignorance and vulgar language, I wouldn’t pay any money to see or watch it for free online. I'm curious to know if the ending to movie will be like the ending in the book. (Still unable to read or write and HIV positive)
Miscellaneous on Oct 25, 2009
Too bad for you. I mean the fact that the skin of most people who are born under the EARTH's sun tends to change as a result makes me feel proud. Can't say the same for the alien locust that inhabit our planet. Destroyers.
Cutty Sark on Nov 2, 2009
I seen the premire and it is about time that will be able to see real life movie that shows what is going on behind close doors. I am glad this movie will show the truth about our young women.
Audrey Martin KCMo on Nov 3, 2009
wow... i cant wait to see it, not just beacuse all the drama, but because it looks interesting
dha kidd star on Nov 3, 2009
wow... i cant wait to see it, not just because all the drama, but because it looks interesting. cal down with all the racist comments..itsz just a movie that is really good.!
dha kidd star on Nov 3, 2009
who knew that oprah would have brought us this... *eye roll* seriously... oprah.. We get it. Black women have hard times overcoming adversity. Stop selling it. I understood it since the colour purple. or "the color purple" as you yanks spell it. like i mean... it looks like a good drama. but seriously. new genre of drama needed.
meatcarnage on Nov 4, 2009
Tyler Perry is synonymous with Super Talent. I've seen every one of his movies, each touching on cultural aspects, for sure, but hitting specifically on broad-based, personal trials. Then he salts the storylines with inconsequential humor and boundless hope. Precious. If the trailer is any indication, I'll be bringing my tissue and I'll be cheering for that young woman...for all young women who face such perils.
Lynda Starwriter on Nov 5, 2009
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