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Newcomer Gabby Sidibe delivers a raw and intensely emotional performance as Clareece "Precious" Jones, an overweight teenager who's beaten by her mother, Mary (played by Mo'Nique), and is carrying her father's baby. For a second time. Nothing has ever gone her way until she enrolls in an alternative school under the tutelage of Ms. Rain (Paula Patton), a kind-hearted teacher who sees potential in Precious. Executive produced by Oprah and Tyler Perry, Precious is a raw portrayal of one teen's unimaginable life, but it gives hope that anyone can rise above their situation and find a chance to start over.