Tyler Perry's the Family That Preys

A mother’s best intentions don’t guarantee that her child will turn out well. “There are always outside influences,” as Alice (Woodard) says, and as her best friend, Charlotte (Bates), agrees in Tyler Perry’s latest. Alice’s bickering daughters and Charlotte’s power-hungry son lead the matriarchs to seek solace and personal fulfillment on a road trip away from their respective family drama. As with Perry’s other films, his Christian moralistic storytelling can be slightly off-putting—but the solid acting and genuinely entertaining story are sure to satisfy fans, and maybe even bring in some converts.

Release details

Rated: PG-13
Release date: Friday September 12 2008
Duration: 111 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Tyler Perry
Screenwriter: Tyler Perry
Cast: Alfre Woodard
Kathy Bates
Sanaa Lathan
Rockmond Dunbar
KaDee Strickland
Cole Hauser
Taraji P Henson
Robin Givens
Tyler Perry
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