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Tyler Perry's Acrimony (2018)

Acrimony (original title)
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A faithful wife, tired of standing by her devious husband, is enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed.


Tyler Perry


Tyler Perry
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Taraji P. Henson ... Melinda
Lyriq Bent ... Robert
Crystle Stewart ... Diana
Jazmyn Simon ... June
Ptosha Storey ... Brenda
Danielle Nicolet ... Sarah
Nelson Estevez ... Casey
Kendrick Cross ... Kalvin
Jay Hunter ... Devon
Ajiona Alexus ... Young Melinda
Antonio Madison ... Young Robert
Shavon Kirksey ... Young Diana
Racquel Bianca John ... Young June
Bresha Webb ... Young Brenda
Angelique Valentine Angelique Valentine ... Young Sarah


Melinda Moore is a steadfast, hardworking wife who supports her husband, Robert Gayle, an engineer trying to sell an innovative battery design. A running total/dwindling balance of the proceeds Melinda receives after her mother's death is portrayed as the couple gets in over their heads in debt, which fractures their marriage over time. The film is divided into categories based in the emotional spectrum that Melinda experiences..

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Revenge is only the beginning. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


It was said that Robert and Melinda's marriage lasted for 18 years. Interestingly, in Diary Of A Mad Black Woman (2005), another Tyler Perry film, the main character's, Helen, marriage to her ex-husband, Charles, lasted for 18 years. See more »


When Melinda is knocked off the boat and into the ocean she finds her way back on but is completely dry. Same with the crew that was forced to jump off at gunpoint earlier. After being picked up and rescued by Diana they're all completely dry when they board the boat and surround Robert. See more »


Melinda: Do you know the last thing a woman wants to hear about her man is that he's cheating on her?
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Tyler Perry's Acrimony (2018) See more »


Baroque Adagio
Written by Jay Weigel
Performed by Yuki Tanki
Published by Music of Melpomene, BMI
Courtesy of Carondelet Music Group, LLC
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User Reviews

A more cheesy and contrived 'FATAL ATTRACTION', from the mind of Tyler Perry.
14 September 2018 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'ACRIMONY': Two and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

A thriller written and directed by Tyler Perry, about an obsessive but faithful wife, who seeks vengeance on her unfaithful but loving husband. The movie stars Taraji P. Henson, Lyriq Bent and Crystle Stewart. Like almost all of Perry's films, the movie got almost unanimous negative reviews from critics, but it was a hit at the Box Office though. I haven't watched a Tyler Perry movie in some time, but this one is definitely better than the earlier ones of his I saw years ago (which I hated). Still, this is far from a good movie, but it is at least amusing and somewhat involving. Also Henson is fantastic in the lead, like always. It's kind of like a more cheesy and contrived 'FATAL ATTRACTION', from the mind of Tyler Perry.

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Release Date:

30 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's She's Living My Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,170,707, 1 April 2018

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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