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Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys

Charlotte Cartwright (Kathy Bates) and Alice Pratt (AlfreWoodard) have had enough of the behavior of their adult children. Not only are they selfish, fighting and engaged in unethical business practices, but Charlotte's son (Cole Hauser) has also begun an affair with Alice's daughter (Sanaa Lathan). So the two life long friends decide to hit the road, hoping to find some answers to their pressing family problems along the way. Get the movie review and more. »

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Theater Release: 11 Sep 2008
Video Release: 13 Jan 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Release Date: 12 September 2008

Because this movie is opening in limited release, and did not screen in our area, we are unable to review it. For your convenience, we have provided some brief information about the film's synopsis and content.

Synopsis: Charlotte Cartwright (Kathy Bates) and Alice Pratt (AlfreWoodard) have had enough of the behavior of their adult children. Not only are they selfish, fighting and engaged in unethical business practices, but Charlotte's son (Cole Hauser) has also begun an affair with Alice's daughter (Sanaa Lathan). So the two life long friends decide to hit the road, hoping to find some answers to their pressing family problems along the way.

Cast: Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard, Sanaa Lathan, Cole Hauser.

Director: Tyler Perry

Content Information:

This additional information about the movie's content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Violence:

- Limited portrayals of violence.

Sexual Content:

- Mild sexual references and innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing.

Language:

- Use of expletives and slurs.

Of Special Note:

Actor /Director Tyler Perry has taken on other troubled families in his past films, like the one depicted in Madea's Family Reunion. Two other friends go an a global road trip to find purpose and fulfillment in life in the movie The Bucket List.

Home Video Notes:Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys

Release Date: 13 January 2009

Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys comes to DVD (in either wide or full screen presentations) with deleted scenes and featurettes (Preying In The Big Easy, Casting The Family, Delving Into The Diner and Two Families, Two Legends). Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English and Spanish) and Dolby Digital 2.0 (Spanish), with subtitles in English and Spanish.

Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys is rated PG-13: for thematic material, sexual references and brief violence.

Cast: Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard, Sanaa Lathan, Cole Hauser.
Studio: 2008 Lions Gate
Website: Official site for Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys.

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