Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys Movie Poster
  • Released
  • September 12, 2008
  • PG-13, 1 hr 51 min
  • Drama
  • 6,104 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that, like most Tyler Perry movies, The Family That Preys is a dramedy that focuses on mature themes surrounding race, class, marriage, and family. It's considerably less joke-filled than his previous work, and there's very little strong language ("bastard" is the harshest word, and it's only said once). There are two violent scenes, but only one is notably disturbing -- a husband strikes his wife. There are several allusions to an extramarital affair, but only one scene in which the couple embraces/kisses. Otherwise, the sexuality is limited to a few kisses between married couples. Most of the commercialism involves the fancy cars that some of the characters drive.

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  • Drinking & drugs
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