The story follows Precious Jones — an impressive performance from newcomer Gabourey Sibide, who was recently interviewed by MTV’s Eric Ditzian — a teenage girl from Harlem with a now-absent sexually abusive father and a cruel mother (Mo’Nique, who very nearly eclipses Sibide’s portrayal). I don’t recommend “Precious” because it’s a joy to behold. It isn’t. But it is a powerful piece of film, one that will surely make multiple appearances at the next Academy Awards ceremony. Hit the jump for your two exclusive pics.