Precious - Poster

Teaser poster for Precious the tale of an overweight, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction. The film is based on the book by Sapphire (born Ramona Lofton) and directed by Lee Daniels.

I love this poster, the trailer however leaves me cold. I just can't be doing with the "woman has problems, woman gets over problems" genre. However the reviews have been great and it was a hit at Sundance, which has thrown up some great films over the years. So maybe I will like it when I get around to seeing it, if I can just shake the creepy Dr Phil / Oprah "believe in yourself" vibe the whole thing has. Still triumph over adversity is central to much of our literature and some will argue most of our waking lives, so I can see why it appeals to many. Check the trailer out for yourself over at our Virb page.

Precious stars Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Paula Patton, Mo'Nique and newcomer Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe as Clareece 'Precious' Jones.