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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.

Director:

Tyler Perry

Writer:

Tyler Perry
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfre Woodard ... Alice Pratt
Sanaa Lathan ... Andrea
Rockmond Dunbar ... Chris
KaDee Strickland ... Jillian Cartwright
Cole Hauser ... William Cartwright
Taraji P. Henson ... Pam
Robin Givens ... Abby
Tyler Perry ... Ben
Kathy Bates ... Charlotte Cartwright
Sebastian Siegel ... Nick
Santana Pruitt Santana Pruitt ... Christopher
Kaira Akita ... Robin (as Kaira Whitehead)
Ron Clinton Smith ... Construction Foreman
Jeffrey Alan Chase ... Austin
Johnell J. Easter Johnell J. Easter ... Customer
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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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In every family, there is good. And there is bad.... See more »

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, sexual references and brief violence | See all certifications »

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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 »

Goofs

In the rain scene towards the end, Alice is speaking uncovered and doesn't appear to be wet while all others are holding umbrellas to protect themselves from the rain. See more »

Quotes

Alice Pratt: [after Charlotte has bought a vintage car] I've never seen you drive! Where's Morgan Freeman?
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Connections

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.21 (2011) See more »

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Funk It Up
Written by Jay Weigel
Performed by Bucktown Stompers
Published by Melpomene Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Carondelet Music Group
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Ebony and ivory
4 September 2011 | by ctomvelu1See all my reviews

I could tell right off this was a Tyler Perry movie, as it strongly resembles some of his past efforts. Perry plays a minor role in the movie as well. A black woman of modest means (Woodard) and a white woman with a lot of money (Bates) go on a road trip while various relatives of both play out their lives. Bates' son (Hauser) is having an affair with one of Woodard's daughters (Lathan). The daughter has ambitions of stealing him away from his wife and family. The haughty, delusional daughter is a stock character from other Perry movies, and unfortunately not particularly believable. Part soap opera, part road trip, PREYS is tailor-made for a certain audience, namely females. All others, beware. By the way, Bates and Woodward look terrific for AARP-aged dames.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

12 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,381,218, 14 September 2008

Gross USA:

$37,105,289

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,105,289
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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