The Family That Preys is a 2008 comedy-drama film written and directed by Tyler Perry, who also co-produced and co-stars. The film starring Alfre Woodard, Kathy Bates, Sanaa Lathan. The film is rated PG-13 by the MPAA and was released on September 12, 2008. The film focuses on "two families from different sides of the tracks that become intimately involved in love and business".
Wealthy socialite Charlotte Cartwright (Kathy Bates) and her dear friend Alice Pratt (Alfre Woodard), 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 childrenís extramarital affairs, unethical business practices and a dark paternity secret threaten to derail family fortunes and unravel the lives of all involved. Aliceís self-centered newlywed daughter Andrea (Sanaa Lathan) is betraying her trusting husband Chris (Rockmond Dunbar) by engaging in an affair with her boss and motherís best friendís son William (Cole Hauser). While cheating on his wife Jillian (Kadee Strickland) with a string of ongoing alliances with his mistress Andrea, Williamís true focus is to replace the COO of his motherís lucrative construction corporation. Meanwhile, Aliceís other daughter Pam (Taraji P. Henson), a kind but no nonsense woman married to a hard working construction worker, Ben (Tyler Perry), tries to steer the family in a more positive direction.