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Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys (2008) 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… 2008-09-12 PG-13 PT111M Comedy Kathy Bates Alfre Woodard Sanaa Lathan Tyler Perry Lions Gate Films
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Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys (2008)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

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Tyler Perry, Alfre Woodard, ... | THE FAMILY THAT PREYS
THE FAMILY THAT PREYS
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Sep 12, 2008; Rated: PG-13; Length: 111 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Kathy Bates and Alfre Woodard; Distributor: Lions Gate Films

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+

Originally posted Sep 13, 2008 Published in issue #1013 Sep 26, 2008 Order article reprints