Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The Family That Preys

After the movie, Why Did I Get Married, Tyler Perry was added to my list of favorite movie producers. He has a new film being released on September 12th. I don't go to the theatre often and certainly not in the rush of the first weekend, but the trailer for The Familly That Preys has me absolutely dying to see it. I don't think I can wait.

Here's a synopsis:

Alfre Woodard and Kathy Bates star in writer/director Tyler Perry's family drama about an upper crust family and their working class counterparts who discover that scandal knows no social boundaries. Charlotte Cartwright (Bates) and Alice Pratt (Woodard) may be from different sides of the tracks, yet over the years they've managed to nurture a strong and healthy friendship. That friendship is put to the ultimate test, however, when their adult children begin to act out in ways that neither parent ever say coming. Other cast members are Alice's daughter Andrea (Sanaa Lathan) is married to a trusting husband named Chris (Rockmund Dunbar), but lately she's been betraying that trust by sleeping with her boss William (Cole Hauser), who just so happens to be Charlotte's son. William is married to Jillian (Kadee Strickland), and in addition to being unfaithful he's also scheming to take over the role of COO at his mother's lucrative construction firm. Meanwhile, Alice's other daughter Pam (Taraji Henson) and her husband Ben (Perry), a faithful family man and construction worker, have both recognized that their family has strayed from the course of righteousness, and become determined to help their loved ones back on the right path. When paternity secrets, shady double dealings, and a series of other scandals become too much for Charlotte and Alice to take, the two women set out on a cross-country trip in order to clear their heads and devise a plan for saving their families. - Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

Okay, that sounds extremely intriquing to me and of course all of Tyler Perry's movies have an inspirational message, so I'll be interested to find out what the message is in the mist of all this drama.

Synopsis taken from http://www.moviefone.com/movie/tyler-perrys-the-family-that-preys/33013/synopsis

By the way, "That's a lovely fragrance" is a line in my 2nd novel and it's said under the same type of circumstances, you know some of that good ole "woman on woman" drama. Just goes to show there's nothing new under the sun. It's all about how you spin your version.

So what do you think? Planning to go see it?


Rebekah (the_littleminx) said...

I hadn't heard about this movie yet, but I'm going to have to check it out. I really like Alfre and Kathy, so it's got that going for me already. LOL

Thanks for sharing. :)


Kennisha Hill said...

I definitely plan on checking it out. "Why Did I Get Married" was too funny. All of my girls and I laughed at his simailar that circle of friends are to us. Ha! I don't know about opening night due to Hurricane Ike, but I'll get to it soon!

Thanks for posting the trailer!


LaShaunda said...

I'm saving it for date night. I'm hoping this month, but its been so busy, so maybe the first Friday in October.