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

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,381,218, 14 September 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,019,849, 17 October 2008
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Trivia

Alfre Woodard & Sanaa Lathan - who played mother & daughter respectively in this film - also played a mom/daughter duo in "Love & Basketball". See more »

Goofs

In the scene where William breaks up with Andrea, it switches between two different camera shots as they are speaking. In one camera shot, Andrea's hands are on William's shoulders, and in the other, they are not. See more »

Quotes

Charlotte Cartwright: William, meet Ms. Abigail Dexter. She thinks she can take this company global.
William Cartwright: I thought you were considering me for that position.
Charlotte Cartwright: Why on Earth would you think that?
William Cartwright: Because I'm your son.
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References Driving Miss Daisy (1989) See more »

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Rock With U
Written by Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo (as Shaffer Smith) & Eric M. Stamile
Performed by Janet Jackson
Published by EMI April Music (ASCAP), Universal Music - Z Tunes Llc. on behalf ot itself and Pen in the Ground Publ. (ASCAP) & Basketcase Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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I'm losing my faith in IMDb ratings...
14 June 2010 | by See 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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