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Tyler Perry's Sole Remarkable Contribution to Society

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | May 14, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | May 14, 2009 |

Here’s the trailer for Precious, the audience award winner at this year’s 2009 Sundance Film Festival (and trust me: The Audience Award winner is the only movie you know that’s going to be good — see past winners, The Wackness and Grace is Gone. No, seriously. See them. They’re great.)

Precious comes from Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey, and stars Lenny Kravitz, Mo’Nique, and an extra frumpy Mariah Carey. And with those principals attached, you wouldn’t think it’d have a chance in hell. But it looks fantastic — a moving, sad, coming-of-age movie about an overweight, inner-city welfare teenager going on two kids.It’s kind of like Angus, only gritty and urban and not at all targeted at teenagers. It’s probably not very funny, either. It’s based on Sapphire’s novel, Push, and it’s the kind of trailer that elicits an immediate, “Are you kidding me?” reaction, but it sneaks up on you. It’s nice to see a coming-of-age film that doesn’t involve the high school quarterback or the captain of the cheerleading squad.

Give it a look:

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