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The Family That Preys (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  12 September 2008 (USA)
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Two families from different walks of life learn to work together.

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Pam
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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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Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys  »

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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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Tyler Perry's character works in the construction business. In real-life, Perry actually was a construction worker before hitting it big in movies and plays. See more »

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At the start of the film, it is Andrea's & Chris's wedding day. During the reception Andrea as a conversation with William about still having 5 mo. left of school before she completes her degree. He offers his business card with a possible position with the company. The next scene cuts to 4 years later, where Andrea's & Chris's (or Williams) son is running into the diner, who clearly looks more than 4 years old. 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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I Hope You Dance
Written by Mark D. Sanders & Tia Sillers
Performed by Gladys Knight
Produced and Arranged by Aaron Zigman and Jerry Hey
Mixed by Thomas Vicari (as Tommy Vicari)
Published by Universal Music Corp. on behalf of itself and Soda Creek Songs (ASCAP) & Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC on behalf of itself and Choice is Tragic Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Tyler Perry Studios
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27 August 2012 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a good movie. I saw it on TV after failing to get my husband to go with me to see it in theaters. And you know what? He got just as fascinated as I was.

This movie goes a long way to show that everyone has problems, secrets and opportunity. While many movies in the same genre stick to the "mistreated woman" template, this one goes deep enough to show that sometimes the men are taken advantage of. Sometimes the wealthy are miserable and the poorer content. And sometimes, we can find the steel in our spines and get back up and keep going after being ripped apart. And sometimes we can't.

My review doesn't cover specifics, that's not what I like to do. I like to tell you enough to make you curious and get you to try something out.


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