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Contest: ‘Precious’ Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire – How Has Love Changed You?

Posted by on Oct 29, 2009 in Movie Premier, Movies, MrsGrapevine, Read More Books | 5 comments

MrsGrapevine.com and Lionsgate have teamed up in promotion of the movie Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire. The contest is real simple, all I want to know is “How has love changed you?“  It can be love of a mother, husband, child, self-love, or lack of love. The winner will be selected from the comments section randomly on November 6th. The winner will also receive a promotional packet from Lionsgate which will include:

  1. 1 Butterfly PRECIOUS Notebook
  2. 1 Full-Sized Official Poster (Seen Below)
  3. 1 Full-Sized Teaser Poster
  4. 1 Hard Copy of Push by Sapphire

Lee Daniels’s PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL “PUSH” BY SAPPHIRE is a vibrant, honest and resoundingly hopeful film about the human capacity to grow and overcome. Starring Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz and introducing Gabourey Sidibe, this inspiring film will release in select theaters on November 6th, 2009! Watch the trailer below:

Precious Paint Poster Contest: Precious Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire   How Has Love Changed You?

About the movie:

Set in Harlem in 1987, it is the story of Claireece “Precious” Jones (Gabourey Sidibe), a sixteen-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 (Mo’Nique), a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically.  School is a place of chaos, and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and an awful secret: she can neither read nor write.

Precious may sometimes be down, but she is never out.  Beneath her impassive expression is a watchful, curious young woman with an inchoate but unshakeable sense that other possibilities exist for her.  Threatened with expulsion, Precious is offered the chance to transfer to an alternative school, Each One/Teach One.  Precious doesn’t know the meaning of “alternative,” but her instincts tell her this is the chance she has been waiting for.  In the literacy workshop taught by the patient yet firm Ms. Rain (Paula Patton), Precious begins a journey that will lead her from darkness, pain and powerlessness to light, love and self-determination.

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