The Family That Preys (2008)

PG-13   |    |  Drama


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Two families from different walks of life learn to work together.


5.7/10
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  • Alfre Woodard and Sebastian Siegel in The Family That Preys (2008)
  • Tyler Perry in The Family That Preys (2008)
  • Kathy Bates and Tyler Perry in The Family That Preys (2008)
  • KaDee Strickland in The Family That Preys (2008)
  • Kathy Bates and Alfre Woodard in The Family That Preys (2008)
  • Kathy Bates and Robin Givens in The Family That Preys (2008)

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20 August 2009 | dougnoneyobusiness
10
| Great film...which is rated way below here why???
For some reason, I think that people, their sickening racial prejudices or whatever have influenced a lot of the votes on Tyler Perry's work.

I've worked in independent film and am a writer and honestly, just discovered his work and have watched four or five of his films this week and I really think some jealousy for a young talented black man is going on because none of these films have reached the level of the garbage that usually elicits these number through these pages.

Not all his stuff is meant to be taken seriously, but this work for example is and has a great ensemble cast and it worked beautifully.

I don't understand the vote, but this was well done, technically perfect, and tender and ruthless and quite perfect in this film maker's views.

Bravo Tyler...keep 'em coming.

One thing that made me avoid these is they always emblazoned everything Tyler, but he deserves some credit...and the likes of Bates and Woodward, these guys are academy award winning and level actresses. They don't just work with anybody.

He wrote it. He produced it. He directed it. He played a bit part. What do you want to give the man no credit as if he had nothing to do with the film?

His stage plays have done over $75 million in sales across America and didn't need some gimmick like Cats, and this is a self made man basically. He wasn't born with some silver spoon in his mouth and eventually, as he does more drama, he's going to get an Academy Award in his life time at this rate.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$17,381,218 14 September 2008

Gross USA:

$37,105,289

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,105,289

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