Acrimony

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
 
IMDB:
5.4
Metacritic:
32
Rotten Tomatoes:
21%
R
Year:
2018
120 min
Website
3,291 Views

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(SOUL MUSIC PLAYING)

JUDGE:

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

counseling.

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?

Melinda?

Yes, Your Honor.

(SOUL MUSIC CONTINUES PLAYING)

THERAPIST:
So,

do you think you have

an anger problem?

Motherf*cking 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 bitch 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.

- (MELINDA CHUCKLES)

Not when some damn judge

is making me sit here.

You know what? This is bullshit, okay?

(SCOFFS)

This motherf*cker torments me, and

he gets to walk away free. (SCOFFS)

(EXHALES SHAKILY)

(THERAPIST WRITING)

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.

(CHUCKLES BITTERLY)

Is that what you

think you did?

Bitch,

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...

(EXHALES SHAKILY)

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.

(SIGHS)

That's the problem.

Can't forget it.

I can't get it

out of my head.

So...

How far do you wanna go?

Well, let's start

at the beginning.

Okay.

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 shit

happens to me in the rain.

Around water.

I was trying to get back to

my dorm, and I ran into him.

- MELINDA:
(GROANS) No!

- Damn!

- MELINDA:
No, no!

- ROBERT:
You can't watch what you're doing?

Move! You the idiot

who bumped into me!

Girl, what's

wrong with you?

Damn!

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

(GRUMBLES)

(KNOCKING ON DOOR)

ROBERT:
Hi.

Is Melissa here?

There's no Melissa here.

Oh, Melinda.

Melinda's...

What do you want?

- Who's this?

- The asshole.

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!

Goodbye.

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

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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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