Episode 114: The Family that Preys

September 13, 2017

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to do their yearly duty of reviewing one Tyler Perry film. This year's herculean task is on the 2008 family drama film, The Family that Preys. Often mentioned as Tyler Perry's best film, the movie focuses on two families and their intersecting lives both good and bad.

The two families, the Cartwrights ( a rich white family that owns a multimillion dollar construction company) and the Evans family (a working class Black family, which some work for the Cartwrights).

The film's main focus is on the relationship between Charlotte Cartwright (Kathy Bates) and Alice Evans (Alfre Woodard) as the two best friends and matriarchs of their respective families. Their friendship endures while Andrea Evans is cheating on her husband with William Cartwright (who is also married). Lines are crossed, people are humiliated, and somehow these families endure.

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