The Family that Preys shows grand advances in the filmmaking education of playwright-turned-filmmaker Tyler Perry. It's also his soapiest film yet, an overwrought melodrama of sibling rivalry, infidelity, family business power plays and terminal illness.
Like most of Perry's movies, this one oscillates wildly and shamelessly between raunch and pathos, leaving plenty of room for the performers to work. The lively ensemble includes a scene-stealing Cassi Davis as pothead Aunt Bam.
The importance of faith, church, kin, staying off drugs, sharing food, repenting from sin, forgiving sinners, appreciating a good black man, rejecting a bad one, and honoring black matriarchy is enumerated with typical, reassuring Perry broadness.
I love Tyler Perry's \"Madea\". I have his play \"I can do bad all by myself\" but this peticular one was advertised to be his very first play & since it showed Madea in a black wig & looking somewhat younger I decided to purchase it to watch and keep in my collection. However, although this is the one that I ordered it WAS NOT the one I received. The one I received is the one I have already. I plan on returning it and to hopefully have WalMart send me the one that I orginally ordered.