YMMV: The Family That Preys
- Alternative Character Interpretation: Was Chris really unaware of his wife's cheating or was he in denial? Or just plain stupid?
- Anvilicious: Not nearly as bad as Perry's usual films, but it lays it on pretty thick about adultery.
- Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Well, adultery is a really bad social issue, and nobody defends adultery...we hope.
- Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Achieving the highest level of success means becoming morally bankrupt and acting ruthless with everyone around you, especially your mother and your spouse. That, and people should not date outside of their race. Granted, William and Andrea did engage with one another under awful circumstances that are can't be defended (both were married to other people and the whole Ambition Is Evil thing), but Mrs. Carthwright telling her that William's business associates would drop him if he showed up in public with her on his arm most likely stung pretty badly for any and all interracial couples in the audience.
- Tear Jerker: The movie itself with Alice and Charlotte, especially when it ends with Charlotte's death.
- What an Idiot: Even when the truth was staring him right in the face, Chris still is blissfully unaware of Andrea's cheating.