Tyler Perry's the Family That Preys Poster

Release Date: September 12th, 2008

DVD Release Date: January 13th, 2009

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.

Cast: Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard, Tyler Perry, Cole Hauser, Sanaa Lathan, Rockmond Dunbar, Taraji P. Henson, Kadee Strickland

Director: Tyler Perry

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Tyler Perry Company

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Office, Temptation, Family, Best friend, Emotional, Rousing, Husband, Sister, Daughter, Rise, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

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

  • 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

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