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Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys

PG-13| 1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
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.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys (2008)

Release Date: September 12th, 2008|1 hr. 51 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • Was it just three years ago that Perry made his feature debut with "Diary of a Mad Black Woman?" Then his filmmaking was strictly amateur; now his sweeping pans and portentous closeups approach those of Pedro Almódovar. show more

  • Woodard conveys the rock-solid values of a true Christian without ever falling into sappiness. Bates is enjoyably larger-than-life, as the role requires. show more

  • Thanks to some first-rate acting from its stars, it ranks among Perry's best. show more

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  • February 08, 2011 KSJMLHTFCHNP
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    I didn't like the movie;but the actors and actress' did really good!!! Maybe its because i don't understand the big picture about it but hey its whatever

  • November 29, 2008 Thom
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    An enjoyer of Tyler Perry's flicks, especially the relationship/family genre, "The Family that Preys" delivers on expectations. Characters are usually interesting, and that's the case here as well with Woodard & Bates stealing the show. However, there are interesting subplots, and while TP's work can be somewhat predictable and elementary occasionally, for me, it doesn't matter because the storylines work, they're clean and normally have redemptive value. Simply put, it's a relaxing and entertaining celluloid.

  • October 05, 2008 Monafe
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    The movie was outstanding. TP did an excellent job in speaking to the many issues that impact the black family. The performances of the cast members were superb. This is a well written movie; the entire cast delivered great performances. Woodard and Bates especially delivered award winning performances. For me, it is always about the take-aways in TP's movies. This movie is no different, I learned so much; I want to be better and do better and care more and give more and live more and love more. TP's movies never disappoint

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