How old is precious in the book Precious?

Read critic reviews Pregnant by her own father for the second time, 16-year-old Claireece “Precious” Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) can neither read nor write and suffers constant abuse at the hands of her vicious mother (Mo’Nique).

Who is the actress in the movie Precious?

Gabourey Sidibe. Actress | Director. Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe, the star of Precious (2009), was born in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community in Brooklyn, New York.

Who was Gabourey Sidibe in the movie Precious?

Gabourey Sidibe as Claireece Precious Jones. The film’s casting director, Billy Hopkins, found her at an open-call audition held at New York City’s Lehman College. Sidibe was chosen over 300 others who auditioned in nationwide casting calls and had no prior acting experience.

Who is Gabby Douglas in the movie Precious?

In New York City’s Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction. Gabby Douglas is a three-time Olympic gold medal winner in gymnastics. Her next challenge: coaching Jay Pharoah.

Is the movie Precious Based on a true story?

Precious won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The film’s title was changed from Push to Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire, to avoid confusion with the 2009 action film Push.

What happens at the end of the movie Precious?

Afterward Precious goes to a fried-chicken shop and orders a bucket of chicken, but runs off with it without paying. She eats the whole bucket on the way to school and then throws up (perhaps showing a habit of binge-eating or maybe it is because she is pregnant).

Who is the principal in the movie Precious?

A student comes in with a note saying that the principal wants to see Precious. In the principals office, the principal, Mrs. Lichtenstein asks if Precious is pregnant again and how could this happen. The principal lays out the facts for Precious: shes 16, pregnant again, and attends junior high.