The film of Push called Precious has examples of:
- Dawson Casting: 26-year-old (at the time) Gabourey Sidibe as 16-year-old Precious.
- Hey, It's That Guy!:
- Mo'Nique, playing WAY against type as Precious's mother. Mariah Carey as Mrs. Weiss.
- Lenny Kravitz as the nurse!
- I Am Not Spock: After the movie made Gabourey Sidbe into a breakout star, many people started to confuse her with the character and began showering her with woobie-appropriate sympathy, despite growing up in a loving, functional two-parent family. She mocked the phenomenon in her monologue on SNL in a grand musical number. "I am happy, because I'm not Precious!"