Precious will push your buttons. This big film firmly based on the little novel PUSH, by Sapphire, packs in just about every painful issue imaginable, sexual and emotional abuse, domestic and spiritual violence, incest, illiteracy, obesity, poverty, mental illness, neglect, HIV, abandonment and deadly loneliness. So many dark demons staring on the silver screen can be hard to handle. Perhaps that's why it's kicked up so much controversy. No on gets out of this one free, you can't see Precious without seeing some deep agony you can identify with.