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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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There are the ties that bind. There are the mistakes we make. And there are secrets that might destroy us.... See more »

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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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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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Shake That Thing
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As usual, Tyler Perry delivers BIG time
7 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

3.9???!! SERIOUSLY people this movie is at least an 8 or 9 even if you don't like these kind of movies. It's a solid 10 for me. This movie is plain and simply BOMB with a capital B. As in freaking good. I always end up underestimating how good Perry's movies are. This one had some amazing performances (Alfre Woodard-WOW lady!) and if you have any of the following: in-laws, spouse, family problems, money issues--then this movie will lift you up, inspire you, and leave you feeling like life is gonna be okay. WATCH IT!!!

If you are like me, you may have seen a Perry movie in the past, loved the heck out of it, and then forgot all about how great it was. Maybe you even cringe a bit when you see another Perry movie because you think "oh wow just how many times can you pull off this blatant kind of movie". Tonight, I hit play with hesitation on the tivoed "The Family that Preys" with my wife. It was so good I Facebooked it and then actually SIGNED UP for IMDb for this after I saw how low the rating was. 3.9?!? NO WAY! 10 baby!


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