On Demand Today: Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire

by | March 9, 2010 at 3:21 PM | Comcast On Demand, The Movies

Premiering today on Comcast On Demand is the Academy Award-winning film Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire, scripted by Best Adapted Screenplay winner Geoffrey Fletcher, and directed by Best Director nominee Lee Daniels. Best Actress nominee Gabourey Sidibe stars as the title character, a 16-year-old girl living under absolutely hellish circumstances – trapped in the ghetto, pregnant with her second child from her own father, and living with a domineering, mentally ill mother (Best Supporting Actress winner Mo’Nique) who blames her for everything wrong in their lives. Despite the burden she lives under, this is a story about how she manages to start her journey out of the chaos with the help of a special educational program and the help of a concerned teacher (Paula Patton) and the woman who works in the welfare office (Mariah Carey). It’s a hard trek to follow, but it’s well worth the journey. Order it up now and watch it in your home today.