Ships from/sold by Movie Mars
Seller Rating:
See All Buying Options
Director: Tyler Perry     Starring: Kathy Bates Alfre Woodard
Earn Rakuten Super Points™: Write a Review
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
Family That Preys (2003)
watch video
Family That Preys Together DVD 2 of 12
Family That Preys Together DVD 3 of 12
Family That Preys Together DVD 4 of 12
Family That Preys Together DVD 5 of 12
Family That Preys Together DVD 6 of 12
Family That Preys Together DVD 7 of 12
Family That Preys Together DVD 8 of 12
Family That Preys Together DVD 9 of 12
Family That Preys Together DVD 10 of 12
Family That Preys Together DVD 11 of 12
Family That Preys Together DVD 12 of 12
12 Photo(s) & 1 Video(s) See all
  • video
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
(Save 51%)
$4.87 + $2.98 SHIPPING
EARN 5 RAKUTEN SUPER POINTS™ Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
ALSO AVAILABLE: Other Formats Choose Format
IN STOCK: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
4 New
See all sellers
View My Store
More Buying Options
Seller Information

Learn more about Family That Preys Together:

Format: DVD
Sku: 209955829
UPC: 031398104537
UPC 14: 00031398104537
Rating: Game Rating Code
See more in Drama
Business is Like Family. Keep Your Affairs in Order.
Wealthy socialite charlotte and her dear friend alice, a working class woman of high ideals, have enjoyed a lasting friendship throughout many years. Suddenly, their lives become mired in turmoil as their adult children's extramarital affairs and unethical business practices threaten to derail all their lives.

"Tyler Perry's best film ever!  AOL Black Voices
"Defiantly old-school, undeniably entertaining...a shiny, two-timing throwback to 1950s melodramas like Giant.  Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Thanks to some first-rate acting from its stars, it ranks among Perry's best.  Ken Fox, TV Guide
"It has Tyler Perry's trademark trio: sincerity, spirituality, and story.  Nell Minow, Beliefnet
"A smart, satisfying movie experience.  New York Daily News

Editor's Note
Tyler Perry (MADEA'S FAMILY REUNION) delivers another of his deliciously soapy tales of loyalty, betrayal, passion, and redemption amongst African Americans, this time playing across two Atlanta families, one of whom is white. Kathy Bates co-stars as southern business clan matriarch Charlotte Cartwright, whose lifelong friendship with Alice Pratt (Alfre Woodard) has led to prosperity for both their families. But Charlotte's evil son, William (Cole Hauser), is getting mixed up with Alice's unscrupulous daughter, Andrea (Sanaa Lathan), while her husband (Rockmond Dunbar) stays willingly blind in order to get William's help with his construction business. Perry himself plays the good son-in-law struggling with good wife Pam (Taraji P. Henson) to avoid going down with the ship as resulting skeleton-packed closets explode all over Atlanta. Played out in Perry's patented blend of tearful pathos, sexy snarkiness, moral uplift, and sly humor, this feels culled straight from the pages of a juicy beach novel, in the best of ways. The acting is uniformly ripe, with Hauser brilliantly sleazy, Lathan enjoyably difficult, and lots of old-fashioned "you go girl" charm and grace from veteran thespians Bates and Woodard, who go on an old-school road trip to work things out. The neo-soul soundrack includes songs from Jill Scott and Janet Jackson.


Video Features DVD, English, Subtitled, Spanish, Dolby Digital (5.1)

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Lions Gate
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/8/2013
Video Play Time Running Time: 111 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2008
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 24756
Video UPC UPC: 00031398104537
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys - DVD Review
By: Emily McDonald Cinema Blend DVD Reviews
Published on: 1/18/2009 6:45 PM
The Family That Preys is at best a guilty pleasure. It is not the type that will leave you feeling good, but it could be the kind that leaves you in tears. One would not be able to watch this movie on a girls-night-in, laugh with her friends and feel better afterward. It has the texture of a soap opera with prostheletization on goodness and Jesus threaded through it. the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Cole Hauser
Video Cast Info Kathy Bates
Video Cast Info Taraji P. Henson
Video Cast Info Rockmond Dunbar
Video Cast Info Tyler Perry
Video Cast Info Alfre Woodard
Video Cast Info Sanaa Lathan
Video Cast Info KaDee Strickland
Video Cast Info Sebastian Siegel
Video Cast Info Toyomichi Kurita - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Aaron Zigman - Composer
Video Cast Info Reuben Cannon - Producer
Video Cast Info Tyler Perry - Producer
Video Cast Info Tyler Perry - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Tyler Perry - Director

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"The best thing about TYLER PERRY'S THE FAMILY THAT PREYS is the opportunity it affords to watch a pair of veteran actresses still at the top of their game. " 09/17/2008 6 of 10
Tyler Perry is trying. Instead of sticking exclusively to the urban morality plays that made him a certified superstar, he appears to be broadening his niche-based appeal. And he's doing so by taking risks both in and outside the medium. Sure, most of his movies have been nothing more than mere translations of his theatrical works, but efforts like Daddy's Little Girls, and now The Family That Preys, show an artist who is at least endeavoring to expand his horizons...All the standard Perry-isms are present and ready to placate the fanbase: Hard work trumps haughty entitlement; God loves those who proclaim his power; women are the broken backbone of society; men are dogs, pigs, or some equally scurrilous combination of the same...Simple situations are turned into kitchen sink calamities, all so that our filmmaker can favor us with more "Jesus Saves" bon mots...If this sounds cynical, it's because Perry is usually better than this. His stage work, though clearly conceived as raucous revivals, has an energy and a drive that's hard to recreate onscreen. Oddly enough, he doesn't try. Even when dealing with material taken directly from his theatrical revues, Perry has to busy things up with underdeveloped subplots and conflicting character motivation. It's clear he is starting to understand the differences between play and screenwriting, and a cast like this can deliver little except excellence. To call The Family That Preys a transitional effort would be accurate and fair. Perry is indeed trying. To consider it a total triumph however would be foolish. - Bill Gibron

The Onion A.V. Club 7 of 10
Making an end run around the studios and the critical establishment, Tyler Perry has established himself as a commercial powerhouse by giving an underserved audience what they want: raucous melodramas populated by largely African-American casts, with plenty of Jesus and some gender politics thrown in as well. His talents may have more to do with marketing than writing or directing, but until someone else can come close to doing what he does, Perry deserves due respect for exploiting an untapped niche...His unabashedly matriarchal new film The Family That Preys focuses on the familes of Kathy Bates, an iron-willed millionaire who has taken the reins of her late husband's company, and Alfre Woodard, who runs a small, not particularly savory-looking luncheonette. How this chalk-and-cheese pair became best friends is explained only late in the game, and halfheartedly at that. But Perry never lets plausibility get in the way of a juicy plot element...While it's wonderful to see actresses as shamefully underemployed as Woodard and Bates on the big screen (the disparity between Perry's female and male cast members leaves no doubt where his priorities lie), even they can't make sense of his incoherent characters. One minute, Bates is ominously warning that her family "preys on the weak." The next, she's flopping into an antique convertible with Woodward for a cross-country road trip. It's as if she was acting in two different movies simultaneously. - Sam Adams

Product Attributes

Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
Advertisement Bottom