Tyler Perry's The Family That PreysDirector: Tyler Perry, Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard, Sanaa Lathan
Alfre Woodard and Kathy Bates star in writer/director Tyler Perry's family drama about an upper-crust family and their working-class counterparts, who discover that scandal knows no social boundaries. Charlotte Cartwright (Bates) and Alice Pratt (Woodard) may be from different sides of the tracks, yet over the years they've managed to nurture a strong and healthy friendship. That friendship is put to the ultimate test, however, when their adult children begin to act out in ways that neither parent ever saw coming. Alice's daughter Andrea (Sanaa Lathan) is married to a trusting husband named Chris (Rockmond Dunbar), but lately she's been betraying that trust by sleeping with her boss, William (Cole Hauser), who just so happens to be Charlotte's son. William is married to Jillian (KaDee Strickland), and in addition to being unfaithful, he's also scheming to take over the role of COO at his mother's lucrative construction firm. Meanwhile, Alice's other daughter, Pam (Taraji P. Henson), and her husband, Ben (Perry), a faithful family man and construction worker, have both recognized that their family has strayed from the course of righteousness, and become determined to help their loved ones back on the right path. When paternity secrets, shady double dealings, and a series of other scandals become too much for Charlotte and Alice to take, the two women set out on a cross-country trip in order to clear their heads and devise a plan for saving their families.
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- Lions Gate
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- [Wide Screen]
- [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Kathy Bates||Charlotte Cartwright|
|Alfre Woodard||Alice Pratt|
|Taraji P. Henson||Pam|
|Joseph P. Genier||Co-producer|
|Joel C. High||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Keith G. Lewis||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Ina Mayhew||Production Designer|
|Michael Paseornek||Executive Producer|
|Aaron Zigman||Score Composer|
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Of all the Tyler Perry movies I have seen, this is definitely one of my favorites. Any role that Alfre Woodard acts/plays in has been no disappointment. She and Kathy Bates are wonderful - strong actresses. The two families are going astray and are on the verge of falling apart due to an extramarital affair between Bates' son and Woodard's daughter. It is up to Bates and Woodard to pull things back together for the sake of their many years of friendship. They decide to go on a vacation to reflect and sort out the mess that has happened. Great movie and great cast.
"The Family That Preys," starring Alfre Woodard, Kathy Bates, Sanaa Lathan, Rockmond Dunbar, Kadee Strickland, Cole Hauser, Taraji P. Henson, Robin Givens, and Tyler Perry is rated PG-13 due to the sexual references, violence, and thematic material, yet it is a quality DVD. Some people control others through $$$ money, power over them, or disrespect of them. This was a well-developed storyline with a great script and background. The truth will be revealed as you get to "know" each character. Learn what motivates people to "prey" on others and what it will cost as you observe the characters of this movie. You will learn about friendship between matriarchs and take a "trip" to the strip club. A great storyline and music plus adult themes made this a DVD for adults, and the movie deals with adult situations. And you learn that your family could bite you in the behind and/or back. One of the lessons you might learn is to be careful of who you "prey" on because it might cause you to have to pray. The title of this movie is truly revealing, and the movie has some real twists and turns to it.