Synopsis: A faithful wife, tired of standing by her devious husband, is enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed.
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Tyler Perry
Production: Lionsgate
Rotten Tomatoes:
120 min




What is it going to take

to make you heed

the warnings of this court?

It is obvious to me

that you are not

taking this matter seriously.

I will not allow you to continue

to harass these people.

Is that clear?

If you violate this restraining

order, I assure you,

you will spend 40 days

in the county jail.

I mean it.

One more offense.

What is obvious

to this court

is that you're in need

of professional help

and anger management


This court has suggested

that you seek counseling,

but since you can't

or won't do it voluntarily,

I am requiring it as part

of your staying out of jail.

Do I make myself clear?

Do I make myself clear?


Yes, Your Honor.



do you think you have

an anger problem?

Motherfucking right,

I got an anger problem.

Do you feel that you're

entitled to this anger?

That's like asking me if I'm

entitled to being hungry.

He caused all of this.

All of it.

It's not me.

That son of a b*tch owes me.

What do you think

he owes you?

Every damn breath

in his body.

Why do you feel

that way?

You don't know

what he did to me.

You don't know.

Would you like to

share what he did?

Do I have a choice?

- We all have choices.


Not when some damn judge

is making me sit here.

You know what? This is bullshit, okay?


This motherf***er torments me, and

he gets to walk away free. (SCOFFS)



What are you writing?

Just my notes.

And what do your notes say?

I'm a stereotype?

Is that what you

think you are?

Hell, no!

Sick and tired

of hearing that.

Every time a black woman gets

mad, she's a stereotype.

Ooh, she emasculates men.


Is that what you

think you did?


are you not

listening to me?

I never did

anything to him.

I was everything

he needed me to be.

I was...

I was strong

when he needed me to be.

I played weak

when he needed me to.

I was pathetic.

I was...


Don't tell me I don't have

a right to be angry? Hmm?

Is that what you

think I said?

I really don't give

a damn what you said.

But this is wrong.

All of this is wrong.

Why don't we

do this?

Why don't we just start

from the beginning?

Help me understand

this injustice.

Just tell me

what happened.

How far back

do you wanna go?

I remember every damn day.


That's the problem.

Can't forget it.

I can't get it

out of my head.


How far do you wanna go?

Well, let's start

at the beginning.


How'd you meet him?

It was raining.

I was in college,

and I was studying late.

It was raining really hard.

I don't know what crazy sh*t

happens to me in the rain.

Around water.

I was trying to get back to

my dorm, and I ran into him.


- Damn!

No, no!

You can't watch what you're doing?

Move! You the idiot

who bumped into me!

Girl, what's

wrong with you?






Is Melissa here?

There's no Melissa here.

Oh, Melinda.


What do you want?

- Who's this?

- The a**hole.

I'm sorry. Here.

I have some

of your papers.

Great. Just great.

And I think you may have

one or two of mine.

No, I don't. Sorry.

Here. Forgive her. She's really

bad at history, and she had

- a paper to turn in today.

- Sarah!


Look, I feel really bad

about bumping into you.

I can be in my own head when

I'm working on a project.

I'm sorry.

Okay, yeah. Fine.

But if you don't

mind now,

I have less than 24 hours

to finish my paper.

So, goodbye.

Well, your basis is way off

in the first four pages,

and the facts of the Spanish

American War are wrong.

And Professor Huff will

catch that in a second.

How do you

know that?

I took his class

last year.

I'm sorry for reading

your first pages.

I got an A

in his class.

I can help you

if you'd like.

(GROANS) I was so

mad the first time I saw him

that I didn't even realize

how handsome he was.


He was beautiful.

Gotta give him that.

The devil sure knows

how to put a package together.

Standing in front of me

was all the things I loved.

He was dark, sexy.


- It was 1497.

- No!

Look, this is too

hard for me to remember.

Can we take a break?

I don't wanna talk

about this stuff anymore.

You don't have

much time.

It's too much, okay?

I'm on a brain overload.


So, let's talk

about you.

Those papers you needed,

what were they?

Tell me.

I think I've found a solution

to an age-old problem.

I'm creating a battery

that can recharge itself.

If it works, it can be used

in cars, homes, you name it.

And I'm gonna be so rich.

While saving the environment,

of course.

Of course.



He was so charming.

So slick.

I just wish to high heaven

someone would have said to me

right then and there,

"Girl, get up and run as fast

as you can

"because this man

will leave you devastated."

How'd you do?

Tell me.

But we studied.

Yo, I'm sorry.

Let me talk to Professor Huff.

Maybe we get you a make-up.

No. No, okay?

I mean, this is all

just a waste of money.

I can't keep

doing this to my mother.

To be honest

with you, I mean,

she was surprised

I was even going to school.

I wasn't as smart

as my sisters.

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Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry Jr.; September 13, 1969) is an American actor, playwright, and filmmaker. In 2011, Forbes listed him as the highest paid man in entertainment, earning $130 million USD between May 2010 and 2011.Perry created and performs the Madea character, a tough elderly black woman. Perry's films vary in style from orthodox filmmaking techniques to filmed productions of live stage plays. Perry is estimated to have earned around US$75 million by 2008. Many of Perry's stage-play films have been subsequently adapted as films. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. Perry has developed several television series, most notably Tyler Perry's House of Payne, which ran for eight seasons on TBS from June 21, 2006, to August 10, 2012. On October 2, 2012, Perry struck an exclusive multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey and her Oprah Winfrey Network. The partnership was largely for the sake of bringing scripted television to the OWN, based on Perry's previous success in this area. Perry has created multiple scripted series for the network, The Haves and the Have Nots being its most successful. The Haves and the Have Nots has given OWN its highest ratings to date as of 2014, with the series also referred to as "one of OWN's biggest success stories with its weekly dose of soapy fun, filled with the typical betrayals, affairs, and manipulations." more…

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