Tyler Perry has definitely rose to another level with this movie, The Family That Preys. Lead by academy Award winner Kathy Bates and Academy Award nominee Alfre Woodard star as patriots of two families that are connected not by blood but by a long time friendship but is being torn apart by greed and marital irregularities. This, the sixth full feature film of Tyler Perry chronicles the life of two families. One a working class family and the other a upper-crust who become intermingled with scandal.
Kathy Bates who plays a wealthy socialite Charlotte Cartwright and Alice Pratt played by Alfre Woodard as working class mother of two ladies lives are turned upside down as there adult children’s extramarital affairs, unethical business practices and a dark paternity secret threaten to derail family fortunes and flip the lives of everyone involved. Andrea the daughter of Alice Pratt played by Sanaa Lathan betrays her trusting husband Chris played by Rockmond Dunbar for years as she engages in an long lasting affair with her boss William played by Cole Hauser who also happens to be the son of Charlotte Carwright.
The greed comes with the alternative motives of William as he is also focusing on becoming COO of his families company by putting together a billion dollar deal that forces his mother to sell off controlling shares of the company and having her voted off the board of directors. His plan backfires when his mother finds out about the plot and you will just have to see the movie to learn the rest.
I cannot praise this movie enough and I will have to say that this is the best movie thus far that Tyler Perry has put together. The all star cast drove the points home and he everyone in the crowd on the end of there seats through the entire movie. At the end the room rose with a standing applause and cheers. I myself even joined in the action.
As for children, I would say that children could watch this movie but they will probably not understand the situations. There are not parts that would warrant covering children eyes, nor is their vague wording.
Overall, this was a fabulous movie that if I had time would watch twice without any hesitation.