Release Date: 1/13/2009 Original Release: 2008 Format: DVD Length: 111 minutes Rating:PG-13 (MPAA) Rating Reason: for thematic material, sexual references and brief violence UPC: 031398104537 Studio: Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Dramas, Infidelity, Scandal, Theatrical Release, Affairs, African Americans, African American Cinema, African American Culture
Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys Full Screen Version DVD Description
Tyler Perry (MADEA'S FAMILY REUNION) delivers another of his deliciously soapy tales of loyalty, betrayal, passion, and redemption amongst African Americans, this time playing across two Atlanta families, one of whom is white. Kathy Bates co-stars as southern business clan matriarch Charlotte Cartwright, whose lifelong friendship with Alice Pratt (Alfre Woodard) has led to prosperity for both their families. But Charlotte's evil son, William (Cole Hauser), is getting mixed up with Alice's unscrupulous daughter, Andrea (Sanaa Lathan), while her husband (Rockmond Dunbar) stays willingly blind in order to get William's help with his construction business. Perry himself plays the good son-in-law struggling with good wife Pam (Taraji P. Henson) to avoid going down with the ship as resulting skeleton-packed closets explode all over Atlanta. Played out in Perry's patented blend of tearful pathos, sexy snarkiness, moral uplift, and sly humor, this feels culled straight from the pages of a juicy beach novel, in the best of ways. The acting is uniformly ripe, with Hauser brilliantly sleazy, Lathan enjoyably difficult, and lots of old-fashioned "you go girl" charm and grace from veteran thespians Bates and Woodard, who go on an old-school road trip to work things out. The neo-soul soundrack includes songs from Jill Scott and Janet Jackson.
Keep Case Full Frame - 1.33 Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 - Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish Subtitles - English, Spanish Additional Release Material: Deleted Scenes Featurette: 1. Two Families, Two Legends 2. Preying In The Big Easy 3. Casting The Family 4. Delving Into The Diner
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