Director: Lee Daniels

Writer(s): Geoffrey Fletcher (screenplay), Sapphire (novel)

Starring: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz, Stephanie Andujar, Chyna Layne, Amina Robinson, Xosha Roquemore, Angelic Zambrana, Aunt Dot, Nealla Gordon, Grace Hightower, Barret Helms, Kimberly Russell, Bill Sage, Susan Taylor, Kendall Toombs, Alexander Toombs, Cory Davis, Rochelle McNaughton, Roy Anthony Tarell Harvey, Abigail Savage, Rodney ‘Bear’ Jackson, Sapphire, Linda Watson, Emani Reid, Dashawn Robinson, AzMarie Livingston, Maurizio Arseni, Mugga, Chazz Menendez, Roy T. Anderson, Quisha Powell, Vivien Eng, Silje Vallevik, Matthew Bralow, Shayla Stewart, Erica Watson, Ephraim Benton, Shortee Red, Timothy Allen, Nigel Joaquin, Esley Tate, January Adams, Dick Clark, Patty Duke, Jackée Harry, Michael Jeremiah, Martin Luther King Jr., Tristan Laurence, Deborah Lohse, Malcolm X, Kola Ogundiran, Catherine Pierce, Lorna Pruce, John Reese, Rose Sias, Kisa Willis, Dolores Winn, DeWanda Wise

Synopsis: 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.

Release Date: November 20, 2009 (USA) | Length: 110 min | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: Rated R for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.

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