The Family That Preys 2008

Tyler Perry's the Family That Preys

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Tyler Perry's The Family that Preys treads the filmmaker's established terrain of family loyalty and moral uprightness, though the occasionally predictable plot slides forward, aided by an excess of soapy melodrama.

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Despite their differences in social class, Charlotte (Kathy Bates) and Alice (Alfre Woodard) are good friends for many years. Then secrets, greed and scandal surrounding both their families throw the women's lives into turmoil. Charlotte and Alice set out on a road trip across the country, hoping to gain perspective and save the situation from ruin.

Cast & Crew

Kadee Strickland
Jillian
Tyler Perry
Screenwriter
Toyomichi Kurita
Cinematographer
Maysie Hoy
Film Editor
Ina Mayhew
Production Design
Aaron Zigman
Original Music
Kim Williams
Casting
Alpha Tyler
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Audience Reviews for The Family That Preys

  • Oct 14, 2010
    Put Kathy Bates and Alfre Woodard in a movie together and how can you go wrong?? Can't in my opinion. This is a really good drama. Tyler Perry really seems to have a gift in creating entertaining and memorable movies. This is one of them.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 06, 2010
    This is a touching story of love, deceit, friendship and compassion where all the evil doers get theirs and the good people triumph. Kathy Bates (Charlotte Cartwright) and Alfre Woodard(Alice Pratt) both gave two of the best performances in this film. Once again Tyler Perry does what he does best; not only dealing with black and white but just people in general and a lot of actual things that happens in the corporate world. The title was purposefully chosen to be ?The Family that Preys?. The story line, referring to backstabbing, down and dirty, dysfunctional family dynamics where people sometimes prey together upon others and sometimes they prey individually on each other.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 20, 2010
    As always, Tyler Perry's movies deliver great performance and very entertaining plots of real life drama.
    Yinalí R Super Reviewer
  • Dec 31, 2009
    Good film, good performances. Tyler Perry is evolving as a filmmaker, this is his second best film [his best is Why Did I Get Married?].
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