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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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William Cartwright
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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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Follow your heart. But watch your back. See more »

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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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Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$37,019,849 (USA) (17 October 2008)
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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: [to Sam] She's seen me through two divorces.
Alice Pratt: three.
Charlotte Cartwright: three?
Alice Pratt: three.
Charlotte Cartwright: [counts in head] oh right, I try to forget that one.
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I Hope You Dance
Written by Mark D. Sanders & Tia Sillers
Performed by Lee Ann Womack
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Courtesy of MCA Nashville Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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A Drama that Delivers
8 May 2010 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

This movie has a perfect balance between humor and drama to keep you glued to your screen, delivered by a committed cast under appropriately paced direction. I find it hard to explain or understand why it has such a hash rating. I can only conclude that reviewers say the cover, perhaps the direct/ writer and decided that they have enough information to make a calling. Any unfortunate prejudgment that may end up denying quality drama lovers a pointer to what is nothing short of a great drama they may want to watch over and over again and share with friends and family. But please do not simply read the reviews or even take my word for it, see it for yourself and make up your mind.


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