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PRECIOUS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Featuring Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, and More

Oprah Winfrey & Tyler Perry Present A Lee Daniels Film

Based On The Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available November 3rd

Movie In Theaters November 6th

1.I Can See In Color – Mary J. Blige
2.He Is The Joy – Donna Allen
3.Was That All It Was (3:48) – Jean Carn
4.Did You Ever See A Dream Walking – Sunny Gale
5.Come Into My House – Queen Latifah
6.Just A Closer Walk With Thee – Mahalia Jackson
7.Love Is The Message – MFSB (featuring The Three Degrees)
8.Now That I Know Who I Am – Nona Hendryx
9.System – Labelle
10.Somethin’s Comin’ My Way – Performed by Grace Hightower
11.It Took A Long Time – Labelle
12.Letters – Mario Grigorov

Executive Producer: Lee Daniels and Mary J. Blige
Soundtrack Producer: Lynn Fainchtein

HD Movie Trailer:

Mary J Blige – I See In Color (iMeem link)

Lee Daniels’ PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE is a vibrant, honest and resoundingly hopeful film about the human capacity to grow and overcome.

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.

PRECIOUS was in Official Selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival – Un Certain Regard, and winner of three awards at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival including the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. The film was also the centerpiece of the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival Gala Presentation on September 12, 2009, where it received the festival’s 2009 Cadillac People’s Choice Award. PRECIOUS is the only film ever to receive the Audience awards at both Sundance and Toronto. PRECIOUS has been selected as the 2009 New York Film Festival Centerpiece, screening at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on Saturday, October 3, 2009.

Lionsgate in association with Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry present A Lee Daniels Entertainment / Smokewood Entertainment Group Production of PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE, directed by Lee Daniels from a screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher based on the book Push, a novel by Sapphire. The film stars Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz and introduces Gabourey Sidibe. PRECIOUS was produced by Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness. Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Lisa Cortés and Tom Heller are Executive Producers; Simone Sheffield serves as Co-Executive Producer; Mark G. Mathis is Co-Producer; and Asger Hussain serves as Associate Producer.


“You feel you’ve witnessed nothing less than the birth of a soul.” – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

“Exhilarating! You can’t take your eyes off of it.” – Scott Foundas, LA Weekly

“An inspirational marvel: a stand-out picture with some of the best screen performances I’ve seen in a long time.” – London Daily Mail

“‘Precious’ simply cannot be missed, for under its tough skin the film is an unabashedly inspirational anthem; it offers the rare ecstasy of human regeneration, and the discovery, on Harlem’s mean streets, of a precious gem.” – Mary Corliss, Time

“The highest form of feel-good movie.” – Time

“You should hear Mo’Nique’s name on Oscar night.” – Time

“An amazing movie! Not to be missed!” – Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood

“Powerful, heartbreaking and moving!” – Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood

“A bravura performance by Mo’Nique! She’s an absolute revelation! An Oscar nomination is guaranteed!” – Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood

“Gabourey Sidibe is beyond incredible!” – Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood

“All hail newcomer Gabourey Sidibe.” – Peter Howell, Toronto Star

“‘Precious’ is all but certain to win a place on the list of ‘best picture’ nominees.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“A powerful performance by Mo’Nique.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Unforgettable! Raw, electrically charged, heart-rending and completely shattering. It’s a once-in-a-blue-moon experience that tests the boundaries of film, with an electrifying, positively Oscar-worthy performance by Mo’Nique.” – Rex Reed, New York Observer

“Mo’Nique gives an award-worthy performance.” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“Gabourey Sidibe is remarkable.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“Gabourey Sidibe is worthy of an Oscar nomination.”- V.A. Musetto, New York Post

“Rich with surprises. An Oscar-caliber portrayal by Mo’Nique.”- Karen Durbin, Elle

“One of the most important films of this generation.”- AOL Black Voices

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