The Family That Preys

The Family That Preys

DVD - 2009
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Wealthy socialite Charlotte Cartwright and her dear friend Alice Pratt, a working class woman of high ideals, have enjoyed a lasting friendship throughout many years. Their lives become mired in turmoil as their adult children's extramarital affairs, unethical business practices and a dark paternity secret threaten to derail family fortunes and unravel the lives of all involved. Alice's self-centered daughter, Andrea, is betraying her husband Chris by engaging in an affair with her boss. Charlotte's son, William is cheating on his wife Jillian. William's true focus is to replace the COO of his mothers' lucrative construction corporation. Meanwhile, Alice's other daughter Pam tries to steer the family in a more positive direction. Charlotte and Alice decide to take a cross-country road trip to rediscover themselves and possibly find a way to save their families from ruin.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2009].
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Branch Call Number: DVD FAMI THA PR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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lasertravis Mar 25, 2014

Average romatic dramedy. This is the usual Tyler Perry stuff. Melodrama and bad behavior by entitled or somehow tragically flawed groups of people. Will the tears flow? Not mine.

bluedog8422 Oct 24, 2012

Your son is a Cartwright! Who saw that one coming? Why didn't she sue for child support when she lost it all?

Feb 15, 2012

Whaat can I say...Tyler Perry is the best.

Nov 19, 2009

Fair - The Family That Preys (2008) 111 min. Tyler Perry’s follow-up to Meet the Browns (2008) is not as polished as his earlier outing but still entertaining for pure soap opera. I said it before and I’ll say it again, Tyler Perry’s films work at some level probably because they expose the worse in human behaviour, specifically, relationships, which is interesting. This film follows Andrea, a lawyer, embarrassed of her husband, who has an affair with her rich and powerful boss. Meanwhile, Kathy Bates and Alfre Woodard, best friends, rely on each other for support and take a cross-country trip together. Again, this is not “A Streetcar Named Desire” but it does give you something to enjoy for a couple of hours.

Oct 23, 2009

You know I have heard such wonderful comments about this dvd.I just can't wait to watch it for myself

Oct 21, 2009

This movie shows the love of a friend. How one can influence another. How life can be different in both worlds. How to live life to the fullest. It's a movie to watch when you feel like you don't have a friend.


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