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Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys

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Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
111 minutes
Wide Release Date:
09/12/08
performer:
Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard, Sanaa Lathan, Tyler Perry
director:
Tyler Perry
distributor:
Lions Gate Films
author:
Tyler Perry
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C+

Tyler Perry‘s melodramas have a tendency to skid not only off the counter but out the kitchen and down the hall, too. The Family That Preys, his first film in six months, is all over the place: It’s a boardroom/family/couples/road-trip story. Kathy Bates plays the head of an Atlanta construction company where Sanaa Lathan is a snooty exec and her husband (Rockmond Dunbar), for maximum class/race sizzle, is a worker grunt. As usual, the villains, like Lathan, are very bad, and the good guys, like Dunbar, are very noble — until they get mad and clock their wives. C+

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