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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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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: William, meet Ms. Abigail Dexter. She thinks she can take this company global.
William Cartwright: I thought you were considering me for that position.
Charlotte Cartwright: Why on Earth would you think that?
William Cartwright: Because I'm your son.
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Performed by Hannah Kim, Ila Rondo, Dimitri Vycho & Kate Withrow
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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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