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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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Cast

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Jillian Cartwright
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William Cartwright
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Pam
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Ben
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Christopher
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Robin (as Kaira Whitehead)
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Storyline

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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12 September 2008 (USA)  »

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Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$37,019,849 (USA) (17 October 2008)
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Trivia

Alfre Woodard & Sanaa Lathan - who played mother & daughter respectively in this film - also played a mom/daughter duo in "Love & Basketball". See more »

Goofs

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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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Petite Quartet
Written by Jay Weigel
Performed by Hannah Kim, Ila Rondo, Dimitri Vycho & Kate Withrow
Published by Floating City Press (BMI)
Courtesy of Floating City Music, Inc.
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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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