The long-solid friendship between rich, white matriarch Charlotte (Kathy Bates) and working-class, black diner owner Alice (Alfre Woodard) is put to the test when their children-who are intertwined in various matters of business-begin toclash with one another. Writer/director Tyler Perry approaches these familial conflicts with his trademark sensitivity and spirituality. Sanaa Lathan, Cole Hauser co-star. 109 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo, Spanish Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, Spanish; deleted scenes; featurettes.