The Family That Preys

Synopsis: Alice Pratt, a hard working Christian woman, raised her two daughters while managing a simple diner of her own. Her snobbish and arrogant daughter Andrea graduated in Economic Science and works in a construction corporation while her sister Pam stayed with Alice and worked in the diner. Andrea is married to construction worker Chris, who works in the same corporation as his wife but dreams of starting up his own business. However she is being unfaithful to him - with their boss William Cartwright. William is the son of Alice's best friend, the wealthy Charlotte Cartwright. While Alice travels with Charlotte on a road trip, the ambition and infidelity of William triggers a series of events that will affect relationships in both families.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Tyler Perry
Production: Lionsgate
  3 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
111 min

-We want purple on the top up there.

-Yes, ma'am.

Oh, no, dear. That whole arrangement

needs to go back there.

-Between the windows.

-Yes, ma'am.

Alice, you put that down.

Oh, Charlotte,

everything's so beautiful.

This is your daughter's wedding day.

l want you to enjoy yourself.

-l will.

-How's it going in there?

She getting dressed.

Then you need to go on in

and check on her.

l want to make sure

everything is all right.

Everything is all right.

-You need to go on. Come on.


Everything's gonna be fine.

You just relax.

Oh, yeah. l'm real relaxed today.

-There's my son and his dreadful wife.

-You be nice.


Hello, mother. Miss Alice.

Hey, William.

Jillian, you are wearing that hat.

Mrs. Cartwright.

Alice, that is a lovely dress.

Turn around.

Now, don't you stop her. She's

on her way in to see her daughter.

l am.

-You look pretty.

-Thank you.

Well, this is all

very oddly nice of you, Mother.

Yes, well, if my son hadn't eloped...

then maybe l would have been able... give him the proper wedding

that mothers dream of.

The yard sure looks lovely.

Come talk to an old woman, William.

Excuse me, sweetie.

-Now, how's Judge Sales getting on?

-He's good. He says to say hello.

Excuse me, waiter,

could l please get a drink?

Do l look okay?

Andrea, you look beautiful.

Would you stop it?

l don't like this dress.

This is the dress

Mama married Daddy in.

So? Doesn't mean l gotta like it.

She should have gotten

that old woman to buy me one.

She paid for the wedding, Andrea.

What more do you want?

She paid for a beautiful wedding

for her black friend's daughter... she could tell

her friends she helped...

...the poor colored woman

and her childrens.

Stop it. Now, don't you

embarrass Mama today.

Well, if she wants to be Mammy

and play Stepin Fetchit...'s not my problem.

You are a piece of work.

-Hi, girls.


-You're excited?


Andrea was saying

how nice this is of Mrs. Cartwright...

...and how much she loves this dress.

Oh, good, good.

Look at you, you look beautiful.

My baby. Thank you, Jesus.

Okay, pretty girls, let's go get married.

l'm gonna check on the cake topper.

Make sure little Mavis

got her rose petals, sweetie.

Yes, ma'am.

You're marrying your king today,

okay? Remember that.

-Don't embarrass Mama.

-My king.

-Come on, you gotta get straight here.

-Man, l'm nervous.

You sure you wanna do this?

Come on, l love that girl.

Then, that's all that matters, right?



That's straight.

-Brother, be honest with me.

-What is it?

l know Andrea's

your wife's sister and all, but....

Am l doing the right thing?


-l said the same thing, man.

You just got cold feet.

You're just getting nervous, okay?

-lt's all good.

-Okay. All right.

l got a question for you. Do you think

you're doing the right thing?

-l should marry her.


Good. Then let me get you married.

Let me go see what's going on, okay?

-Buy you a drink, so you can relax.

-Yes. A drink, a drink.

Yes. Thought you had enough

at the bachelor party last night.

Yeah, it's still sitting with me.

-Baby, you gotta see this place.


-Hey, what's the matter?

-Andrea. She's driving me crazy.

She is just the most ungrateful person

l know.

lf she disrespects my Mama

one more time--

-Calm down.

-...there wont be a wedding.

-l want you to relax.


l'll run interference with you.

-l ain't taking this home with us.

-Okay, you better.

-l will--

-You don't want me to--

-You'll tear these white folks' house up.

-l sure will.

-You gotta see this house.

-All right.

-Kitchen, bathroom.

-l need a drink.

-No, you can't.

-Take me to the bar.

Wow, Andrea,

you sure have grown up.

Thank you. William, right?

My mother was telling me

that you got a degree in Finance.

Well, l will in about five months.

-Congratulations. That's fantastic.

-Thank you.

l want you to meet my husband.


All right.

Thank you for coming.



-Hey, this is William.

-This is Chris, my husband.


Mr. Cartwright, thank you so much.

Thank you.

You know, l work in construction too.

l've been trying to get on

that building you have downtown.

What kind of experience do you have?

When l was in the military,

l worked a lot of construction.

That's impressive. Well, who have you

been talking to at the company?

Some goofball.

Yeah, he's been getting

the runaround.

Well, l'll tell you what...

...why don't you just call me directly,

and l'll take care of it for you?

-Are you serious?

-Absolutely. We're all family now.

-Okay. All right, l'm calling.


So, what are your plans

after graduation?

Looking for a job, l guess.

l'll tell you what, when you're ready to

join the work force, you give me a call.

l'm sure we can find a position for you.

-l'll do that.



-Congratulations again.

-Thank you so much.

-Enjoy your evening.

-Oh, my God.

-Did you see that?

-l can't believe it.

-lt's our lucky day.



There's big mama's little lawyer.

How you doing?


-Yeah, that's cool.

Get you a biscuit. Go on.

Now, put that down.

This is sweet tea, Junior.

-l won't have you going to the doctor.

-Thank you, Alice.

Come on in, Mr. Blanchett.

-Hey, Alice.

-How are you doing, Nick?

-l'm okay.


You go on in the back

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Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry Jr.; September 13, 1969) is an American actor, playwright, and filmmaker. In 2011, Forbes listed him as the highest paid man in entertainment, earning $130 million USD between May 2010 and 2011.Perry created and performs the Madea character, a tough elderly black woman. Perry's films vary in style from orthodox filmmaking techniques to filmed productions of live stage plays. Perry is estimated to have earned around US$75 million by 2008. Many of Perry's stage-play films have been subsequently adapted as films. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. Perry has developed several television series, most notably Tyler Perry's House of Payne, which ran for eight seasons on TBS from June 21, 2006, to August 10, 2012. On October 2, 2012, Perry struck an exclusive multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey and her Oprah Winfrey Network. The partnership was largely for the sake of bringing scripted television to the OWN, based on Perry's previous success in this area. Perry has created multiple scripted series for the network, The Haves and the Have Nots being its most successful. The Haves and the Have Nots has given OWN its highest ratings to date as of 2014, with the series also referred to as "one of OWN's biggest success stories with its weekly dose of soapy fun, filled with the typical betrayals, affairs, and manipulations." more…

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