The Family That Preys

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"Business is like family. Keep your affairs in order."
  • PG-13
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 51 min
  • 5.9  (7,871)
  • 49

The Family That Preys is a drama film released in 2008 starring Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard, Sanaa Lathan, and several other talented actors. The film centers around two families, one wealthy and one working-class, whose lives become intertwined as they navigate through family drama, secrets, and betrayal. The wealthy family is headed by Charlotte Cartwright, played by Bates, who is a powerful and successful businesswoman in the city. Her family includes her husband William, played by Cole Hauser, and her two children, William Jr., played by Kadee Strickland, and Jillian, played by KaDee Strickland. Charlotte's family is portrayed as pretentious and materialistic, living in a world of luxury that they take for granted.

On the other hand, we have the working-class family headed by Alice Pratt, played by Woodard. Alice is a hard-working woman who owns and runs a diner together with her husband Bill, played by Jeffrey Tambor. Alice's family includes her daughter Andrea, played by Lathan, and her longtime friend and employee Charlotte, played by Robin Givens. Alice's family is portrayed as humble, tight-knit, and financially struggling.

The two families' connection starts when Andrea gets a job working for Charlotte's family. Through Andrea's acceptance into Charlotte's world, the families become united in ways that they could never have expected. The film follows the journey of these two families as they navigate through love, betrayal, friendship, and forgiveness.

The Friendship between Alice and Charlotte slowly starts to evolve as Alice helps Charlotte confront the infidelity of her husband. Charlotte later reciprocates the gesture when she encourages Alice's daughter Andrea to pursue her dreams and leaves her job to start a new life. The women's friendship is tested again when Alice discovers that Charlotte is hiding a secret that could ruin Charlotte's family and even the Pratt family's life.

The story's dynamic tensions are heightened by the different ways the two families respond to the issues they face. Alice's family tries to remain grounded by their values of hard work and honesty, while Charlotte's family tries to maintain appearances and status at all costs, even if it means betraying their loved ones.

The Family That Preys shows how two families, with seemingly nothing in common, can come together and learn a valuable lesson in trust, honesty, and love. The acting of the movie's ensemble cast is superb, with Alfre Woodard and Kathy Bates deserving special mention.

In conclusion, The Family That Preys is a heartfelt film that captures the essence of family drama and how it can impact our lives. It shows us the value of friendship and reminds us of the importance of trust and honesty, even in the midst of challenging times. The film is well worth watching, and it is highly recommended for anyone who appreciates a good drama that touches the heart.

The Family That Preys is a 2008 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 51 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 49.

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