Saturday, June 22, 2013

Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys

OK, I know many of you might have seen it but I know it didn't get as much publicity as the others so if you haven't seen, please do, I know you won't regret it. The Family that preys is a simple tale of good versus evil that also delivers solid acting and an enjoyable script. it has his trademark trio: sincerity, spirituality, and story.

Its Reminiscent of the classic Hollywood melodramas filled with financial, romantic, and family anguish, this is the story of two families, one white and wealthy, one black and poor, and the many ways they interact — in business, in friendship, in love, and in battle.

Both families are headed by strong, determined single mothers. Charlotte (Kathy Bates) is the matriarch of the wealthy Cartwright family and holds the controlling shares in its construction business. Her closest friend is Alice (Alfre Woodard), the owner of a run-down diner who is always willing to give a free meal and clean clothes to someone who needs help. Charlotte’s son William (Cole Hauser)
wants to take over the family business, with or without his mother’s approval. Alice has one daughter Pam (Taraji P. Henson) who works in the diner and another one (Sanaa Lathan as Andrea) who has a degree in finance and a lot of ambition. She works directly with William and both sisters’ husbands are construction workers for Cartwright with dreams of starting a firm of their own.
This one is different from his other films, perhaps that is the reason I liked it so much. So if you like his films you should enjoy this one, even if it's not similar to the other's he's made.

I'm sure you will want to jump through the screen and smack Andrea (one of the main characters).

By Ijeoma Olujekun

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