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In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, 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.
Taraji P. Henson sought to play the role of Precious Jones but director Lee Daniels felt that she would be completely miscast in the part.
Clareece 'Precious' Jones:
My name is Clareece "Precious" Jones. I wish I had a light-skinned boyfriend with real nice hair. And I wanna be on the cover of a magazine. But first I wanna be in one of them BET videos. Momma said I can't dance. Plus, she said who wants to see my...
When Prescious is meeting with Mrs. Weiss for the first time, it appears that Mrs. Weiss is wearing only one earing on her right ear.
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