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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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Tyler Perry

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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys See more »

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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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Dolby | SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tyler Perry's character works in the construction business. In real-life, Perry actually was a construction worker before hitting it big in movies and plays. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the film, it is Andrea's & Chris's wedding day. During the reception Andrea as a conversation with William about still having 5 mo. left of school before she completes her degree. He offers his business card with a possible position with the company. The next scene cuts to 4 years later, where Andrea's & Chris's (or Williams) son is running into the diner, who clearly looks more than 4 years old. See more »

Quotes

Andrea: You better watch your step.
Abby: It is sisters like you that give us all a bad name.
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Connections

References Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Nothin' But Nothin
Written by Scott Hobart
Performed by Rex Hobart & The Misery Boys
Published by Ten Eleven Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Bloodshot Records
By Arrangement with DePugh Music
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I'm losing my faith in IMDb ratings...
14 June 2010 | by levihambrickSee all my reviews

Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys is a great drama that delivers both a great storyline and a great moral compass. I watched it on TV half an hour ago, and when I came to check it out here on IMDb, I was absolutely shocked that it only has 3.3 stars!

Tyler Perry does a great job of setting up scenarios filled with broken people in broken relationships, just struggling to get through life. Without giving too much away, he presents people in poverty, wealthiness, friendship, and infidelity, so there's always something you can relate to, either by personal experience, or through someone you know.

If you haven't seen this movie yet---GO SEE IT!!! Don't let the extremely low rating fool you. I'm white, young, liberal, and still enjoyed it, so you don't have an excuse either. :)


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