"Is America ready for a movie about an obese Harlem girl raped and impregnated by her abusive father?" The New York Times magazine asked recently. We'll soon find out.

Thus far, Oprah and Tyler Perry's endorsement of 'Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire,' combined with positive word of mouth, has led to packed theaters. Lionsgate plans to expand the release of 'Precious' to between 800 and 1,200 theater screens by Thanksgiving Day. 'Precious' was acquired for $5.5 million by the Vancouver-based niche movie studio after its triple award win at Sundance.
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