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The Family That Preys (2008)

 -  Drama  -  12 September 2008 (USA)
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Two families from different walks of life learn to work together.

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Alice Pratt, a hard working Christian woman, raised her two daughters while managing a simple diner of her own. Her snobbish and arrogant daughter Andrea graduated in Economic Science and works in a construction corporation while her sister Pam stayed with Alice and worked in the diner. Andrea is married to construction worker Chris, who works in the same corporation as his wife but dreams of starting up his own business. However she is being unfaithful to him - with their boss William Cartwright. William is the son of Alice's best friend, the wealthy Charlotte Cartwright. While Alice travels with Charlotte on a road trip, the ambition and infidelity of William triggers a series of events that will affect relationships in both families. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, sexual references and brief violence | See all certifications »

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12 September 2008 (USA)  »

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$17,381,218 (USA) (12 September 2008)

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$37,019,849 (USA) (17 October 2008)
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Trivia

This film was the second women's "road" picture, in just two years, for Kathy Bates, after Bonneville (2006) in 2006. In the 2006 film, Kathy Bates was one of three women taking a road trip in an old convertible, while in this film, Kathy is one of two women taking a road trip in an old convertible. In Bonneville, the car was a 1966 Pontiac Bonneville convertible, while in this film, the car was a late 1950s or early 1960s Cadillac, probably a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible. See more »

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In the scene where William breaks up with Andrea, it switches between two different camera shots as they are speaking. In one camera shot, Andrea's hands are on William's shoulders, and in the other, they are not. See more »

Quotes

Charlotte Cartwright: [waking up from a hangover] ugh
Alice Pratt: good morning!
Charlotte Cartwright: where are we at?
Alice Pratt: You said go west... we goin west.
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Got To Get Back To Forgettin' You
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Performed by Rex Hobart & The Misery Boys
Published by Ten Eleven Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Bloodshot Records
By Arrangement with DePugh Music
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I'm losing my faith in IMDb ratings...
14 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys is a great drama that delivers both a great storyline and a great moral compass. I watched it on TV half an hour ago, and when I came to check it out here on IMDb, I was absolutely shocked that it only has 3.3 stars!

Tyler Perry does a great job of setting up scenarios filled with broken people in broken relationships, just struggling to get through life. Without giving too much away, he presents people in poverty, wealthiness, friendship, and infidelity, so there's always something you can relate to, either by personal experience, or through someone you know.

If you haven't seen this movie yet---GO SEE IT!!! Don't let the extremely low rating fool you. I'm white, young, liberal, and still enjoyed it, so you don't have an excuse either. :)


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