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

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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  1. How love has changed me has been my life testimony… really. Growing up without a mother influence played a major role in my life. Finding that growing up I didnt have the best idea of how to look for love or where to find it. Searching for love to fill a void in a subconsious way, introduced me to some very insecure desicions, ending in major self doubt. Suffering from physical,mental and sexual abuse, i found myself numb to life. And afraid of people. Who will love me? If the person who should be a first love (mother) didnt…than who will? Will i ever look in the mirror and find someone stronger than what those who wronged me found. Nearly killing myself with several perscription drugs,I woke up with a beating headach and a belief in my heart that i was meant to be here. Making the decision before taking the pill that i wasnt worth anything, and how i would visit my loved ones after death, i was convinced….but waking up instead of dying, i realized…God loves me and thats all that matterd. His love is all i need, it gave me the will to want to live and the spirit to forgive and love.

  2. Ms G.
    My mom saw this at my blog and did not know how to get to your blog so she put her comment on my spot. So I am transferring it here! Her name is Jackie Spencer, her email is:
    Love has changed me and made me a MUCH nicer person. I not only love others now, but I also LIKE me.”

  3. Now me!
    The power of my children’s love has changed me from the wild and crazy hanging out person I used to be, to the woman of God that I am now! When I really realized that my children were looking to me for their inspiration, motivation, guidance and love I realized that I had to change some things about myself. The power of my love for them and their love for me is what made me change my life!

  4. I don’t want to enter the contest, but I want to answer the question (far be it for me to turn down a question…LOL)…

    Love has changed me into a person who believes that anything is possible.

  5. I tend to push people away because i’m scared of getting hurt. Most of the people that I have gotten close to in my life have either left, or died. I guess in m mind I figured that if I did not let people in, I wouldn’t get hurt anymore. But I was hurting myself more by not allowing myself to feel.

    About a year ago I met someone that changed my life. She is my best friend, and she promised to be there for me no matter what. She taught me how to feel and love again, and little by little I am learning to let down my wall, and let people back into my life. It’s a slow process, but as the saying goes “The only way to feel again is to let love in.” So love has changed my life drastically, and that love came in the form of a friendship. It feels really good to be wanted, and needed.

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