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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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$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

William Cartwright: [Approaching Andrea and Chris] Is something wrong with the site?
Andrea: No, Mr. Cartwright. This gentleman was just leaving.
Chris: [Shaking William's hand] Hey, Mr. Cartwright. Chris. Andrea's husband.
William Cartwright: It's been a long time.
Chris: Yeah.
Abby: [Shaking Chris's hand] Oh, hi. I'm Abigail Dexter. Andrea, you never told me you were married.
Andrea: [Smiles uncomfortably at Abby]
Abby: So, I guess we'll be seeing you at the gala?
William Cartwright: Um, gala?
Abby: The opening of the Prestige building?
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Written by Tanya Blount, Robert E. Burwell, Jr., Cliff Jones, Erica Jones & Dave "Dave Boy" Lindsey
Performed by Tanya Blount
Published by Tan Wan Publishing (ASCAP), REB II Entertainment, Inc. (BMI), Ray Lou Publishing (BMI),
Cake Music (SESAC), & The Lindsey Group (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Soul World Entertainment
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Ebony and ivory
4 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I could tell right off this was a Tyler Perry movie, as it strongly resembles some of his past efforts. Perry plays a minor role in the movie as well. A black woman of modest means (Woodard) and a white woman with a lot of money (Bates) go on a road trip while various relatives of both play out their lives. Bates' son (Hauser) is having an affair with one of Woodard's daughters (Lathan). The daughter has ambitions of stealing him away from his wife and family. The haughty, delusional daughter is a stock character from other Perry movies, and unfortunately not particularly believable. Part soap opera, part road trip, PREYS is tailor-made for a certain audience, namely females. All others, beware. By the way, Bates and Woodward look terrific for AARP-aged dames.


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