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Academy Award®-winner Kathy Bates (Lead Actress, Misery, 1990) and Academy Award®-nominee Alfre Woodard (Supporting Actress, Cross Creek, 1983) star as the matriarchs of two very different families being torn apart by greed and scandal in the contemporary drama TYLER PERRY’S THE FAMILY THAT PREYS. The sixth feature film by Perry chronicles the inner workings of two families—one upper-crust and the other working class—that become inextricably linked by scandal.

Wealthy socialite Charlotte Cartwright (Kathy Bates) and her dear friend Alice Pratt (Alfre Woodard), a working class woman of high ideals, have enjoyed a lasting friendship throughout many years. Suddenly, 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 newlywed daughter Andrea (Sanaa Lathan) is betraying her trusting husband Chris (Rockmond Dunbar) by engaging in a torrid affair with her boss and mother’s best friend’s son William (Cole Hauser). While cheating on his wife Jillian (KaDee Strickland) with a string of ongoing dalliances with his mistress Andrea, William’s true focus is to replace the COO of his mother’s lucrative construction corporation. Meanwhile, Alice’s other daughter Pam (Taraji P. Henson), a kind but no nonsense woman married to a hard working construction worker (Tyler Perry), tries to steer the family in a more positive direction.

While paternity secrets, marital infidelity, greed and unsavory business dealings threaten to derail both families, Charlotte and Alice decide to take a breather from it all by making a cross-country road trip in which they rediscover themselves and possibly find a way to save their families from ruin in TYLER PERRY’S THE FAMILY THAT PREYS.

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  • Cheri Ft Jackson SC

    As Always I love your movies as I can relate to at least one scene in each movie. I must say that the music in all on the movies always keep me singing which brings to mind certain scenes associated with it. Just wanted to know would you ever put together a soundtrack for this movie. Stay Blessed

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  • Nekita Georgia

    One of my favorites. Beautifully written and directed. Each time I watch it, it is as if it is my first time viewing it. There is just too much to write about it. I love this movie!!!!!! The song I Hope You Dance, OMG, gets me everytime. God Bless you Tyler

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  • Flychick86 Minneapolis

    The slap scene! There were, of course, other things I thought about as well.

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  • Kel Lee Ohio

    "Are You Living or Just Existing?" Every time I think of this quote, from this movie, I tear up. Why? I'm not sure. I KNOW "I" do LIVE and not only exist, because I am a very lively person. But, there is something bottled inside of me that has yet come to life and needs to. Therefore...it exist...but it does not live. Is it the change in my career that needs to be made? Is it my creative side that only seeps through the cracks when I allow it, but I never bring it into full existence? Is it how I feel about a certain person or multiple people that I have yet to express; although, I'm a down-to-earth person? What is it about this statement that just touches me so? I LOVE THE MOIVE!!!

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    • Angel Canton, OH #1736653

      Your thoughts are mine one hundred percent. I was trying to find her exact words with this statement.... Before the song.... It's amazing..

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  • missy mhlongo Ithaca, New York

    Wow, everytime i see a tyler perry movie i know that there is a God. where i come from hope is something we need to pray for, but your movies give me endless hope in all that our father God is still to do for us. Thank You

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  • BRIDGET TERRELL SAINT LOUIS MO 63116

    THIS MOVIE IS SO AWESOME KATHY BATES DID HER THING AND I LOVED IT!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Song: Hate on me now or later, by: Jill Scott

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    This too is an great movie. You had S. Lathan which played Andrew role as a complete B! this movie. There was no movie that she had ever played that made u dislike her in the manner of this one. There were several twist to the movie as it is to all of them. I enjoyed this one too! :-)

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  • Barbara Chicago

    Hi Mr. Perry Tyler! I love you and your work and I must say that this is my favorite! The cast was truly believable, Kathy Bates and Alfre Woodard friendship was geniune and heartfelt. Sanaa Lathan surprised me as the villian, but when her husband slapped her across the counter I applauded. I have known women like her, only out for what she wants. I have always enjoyed Taraji from Baby Boy and the her role as the voice of reason was excellent. This movie had a good balance of drama, comedy and flowed to the very end. I have a "Real" copy and watch often. Thanks for being you!

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  • Hannah North Carolina

    This is the best that I've seen by T.P. I cannot tell you how many times I have seen this, but I learn more every time I watch it. I have a lot of favorite parts, but I like it when Cartwright drives off and leaves Andrea left crying and begging in the parking lot. (she had a caring loving husband, and lost it all to high status, and wealth)

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  • kelly Rhode island

    Just bought this movie cant wait to watch it for the first time.

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  • Stacey Arkansas US

    I give thanks to God for your work. You have an amazing voice and your stories although tough sometimes always have a message of hope. In this day and age it is a glory to find an artist like you Mr. Perry who knows how to develop a great story and present it in a fashion unlike anything out today. I will admit I was a little scared to watch The Family that Preys because you had mentioned it was kind of dark, but I am so glad I did. I have congestive heart failure the right side of my heart is 90% dead, but God has brought me through I am still here. I watched this movie and loved the whole movie but the story between Alfre Woodard and Kathy Bates was remarkable I cry now just thinking of it. I am into all your work now the TV shows, Madea of course I adore and the rest of your collection and plays I have not found one that I did not enjoy. Nor did I leave without feeling the glory of God. So Thank you so much for your work may you continue gifting us with your messages for many years. May God bless you always and please continue on always waiting for your next piece:)

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