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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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  • 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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  • vilma portillo

    love this movie inspiring

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