Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys

 (2,902)5.81 h 49 min2008X-Ray16+
Tyler Perry's story about two families from very different walks of life who reluctantly learn how to work together.
Tyler Perry
Sanaa LathanKathy BatesJennifer Hudson
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Alfre WoodardTyler PerryCole HauserRockmond DunbarTaraji P. HensonKadee StricklandSebastian Siegel
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TillyReviewed in the United States on August 8, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
This movie touched my heart - and made me giggled/laughed, too
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I love Tyler Perry's movies. He introduced to me the life of black people... the sad moments, the success stories, the betrayal, the discipline of kids, etc... if I really think about it, asides from the history of Black Americans, the family dynamic, relationships, work... all are very similar regardless of the color of your skin. What I love about this movie is the friendship of a wealthy, generous, caring and skin-colorblind white lady and a hardworking black lady who runs a diner to care for her family. I also love the way this black lady cares for this homeless white man who lost his job, wife and kids. When someone treats you well, return the kindness is the greatest gift of all - which is a lesson of this lady with the diner taught her daughter. It captured that people are people, regardless of the color of our skin. Life is about give and take, and don't judge someone for you might perceive of them until you know the story behind that person. We can all build beautiful, trusting, and caring and loving relationship regardless of skin color and culture. In order for any relationship to work, it takes both parties to equally invest into the relationship with an open heart. This movie also captures success requires hard work and the support of your love ones. Yes, sometimes there are challenges to get kick-started, but persistent, hard work and having integrity, it is possible and this is what is great about this country, American has so many opportunities. Sometimes it seems impossible, but being determined and believing in yourself will help a lot. Being extremely wealthy is great, but the best part of being wealthy is being able to help others and to share the wealth. I have watched many Tyler Perry's movies. Madea series are my favorite because I love how Madea doesn't hesitate in disciplining the kids who would turn out to be good and successful adults. This is the most important part of parenting that seems to be lacking in the younger generations today. Of all of Perry's movies, this movie is by far my favorite. It captures so much love between a beautiful friendship of 2 people of different class and race. Anyone who has a friendship like the one captured in this movie is SO blessed. I hope one day, I'll have one like this one.
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rainbowReviewed in the United States on February 5, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
I loved the marriage he had with his wife
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Emotional oh my gosh get your tissues...
Mr Perry has done it again...strong.black man very wise and really highlighted the plight of the everyday family. I loved the marriage he had with his wife...so solid. And then the special comradery between Charlotte and Alice. I loved them together and when Charlotte revealed how ill she was Alice was like "no question I will care for you!!" I loved it! I really did ..well done! One of Tyler's stories 🍷🌟🌟🌟👏👏🍷
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juan ovakynReviewed in the United States on August 29, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Too many one-dimensional characters
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The first 2/3 felt like the beginning of the beginning of a horror movie when they start out distant, perfect and phony. I kept waiting for the least likely character to orchestrate a gruesome murder. While the film had the feel of an A movie (score, set, acting), character development and dialogue were poor. You never get close to anyone; there's no development. The bad guys lose, the good ones win.
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Sara FrydReviewed in the United States on May 3, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Outstanding Cast
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I've been in love with Kathy Bates since "Fried Green Tomatoes" and Alfre Woodard since "Grand Canyon," so imagine the fun I had watching this movie for the fourth or fifth time. I lost track. Tyler Perry is amazing! He understands families the way Woody Allen does. When heartfelt movies are honest they're great. And great is so good to watch.
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Sir AnthonyReviewed in the United States on January 13, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Kathy Bates RULED this movie
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Heartwarming, heartbreaking and downright hilarious. I’ll admit, I have never been a fan of Tyler Perry (just not my cup of tea), but The Family That Preys is by far among the most memorable of his films that I’ve seen. I greatly enjoyed it when it first came out and because my hubby loves it even more than I do, I decided to gift him with the DVD (he literally watches it once a week). Not to mention, I am a huge fan of Kathy Bates so having her to star in this film alongside the equally amazing Alfre Woodard was like money in the bank for me.
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AxReviewed in the United States on May 15, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent movie!
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It is a tear jerker so tissues needed but it chopped full of emotion and believable real-life situations. Love the special friendship between Charlotte and Alice and how in the end Charlotte her daughter in law and in turn she helps Charlotte. That was awesome!
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Shopping NannyReviewed in the United States on January 21, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Lesson in Humility and Gratefulness
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"The Family That Preys" is a lesson for anyone of that old aged message "You reap what you sow". The cast was amazing but the queens were Ms. Alfre Woodard and Ms. Kathy Bates.
I do not want to give the film away but I have to say that Miss Kathy was a SAVAGE in this film but that did not stop you from loving her!! As for Miss Alfre what a powerful strong woman in her own sense as well. This is one of my favorite Tyler Perry productions.
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BajraktarevićReviewed in the United States on November 13, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is a GREAT movie. Not the typical musical-based genre of usual ...
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This is a GREAT movie. Not the typical musical-based genre of usual Tyler Perry movies. And really REAL aside from of course the happy ending because in real life the bratty b*tchy social climbing daughter would have won and the mother and the fired stockbroker wouldn't have gotten their just rewards... Definite must see and pretty family-friendly too.
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