Best Supporting Actress Academy Award® and BAFTA winner for Mo'Nique. A vibrant, honest and resoundingly hopeful film about the human capacity to grow and overcome. Set in 1987 it is the story of Claireece 'Precious' Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) a sixteen year old 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 can neither read nor write, but expulsion leads to a life-line in an alternative school and a teacher who will help Precious on a journey from darkness, pain and powerlessness to light, love and self determination.