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Tyler Perry's Acrimony

MPA Rating: R-Rating (MPA) for language, sexual content and some violence.
Moral Rating: not reviewed
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Primary Audience: Adults
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Length: 2 hr.
Year of Release: 2018
USA Release: March 30, 2018 (wide—2,006 theaters)
DVD: June 26, 2018
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Relevant Issues

Acrimony: “Bitter, sharp animosity,” “anger and bitterness,” “harsh or biting sharpness especially of words, manner, or feelings”

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Unfaithful husbands



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SEXUAL LUST—Why does God strongly warn us about it? Answer

PURITY—Should I save sex for marriage? Answer

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When human justice fails, rely on the ultimate JUSTICE OF GOD; He is THE JUST ONE. Leave it in God’s hands. Trust Him.


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the slippery slope of seeking personal revenge on evil doers

the covenant of marriage

TRUE LOVE—What is true love and how do you know when you have found it? Answer

For a follower of Christ, what is LOVE—a feeling, an emotion, or an action? Answer

Sex, Love and Relationships
Learn how to make your love the best it can be. Discover biblical answers to questions about sex, marriage, sexual addictions, and more.

MARRIAGE OBSOLETE?—Is formalized marriage becoming obsolete? Answer

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What is SIN AND WICKEDNESS? Is it just “bad people” that are sinners, or are YOU a sinner? Answer

What is GOODNESS? Answer


Are you good enough to get to Heaven? Answer

How good is good enough? Answer

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IMPORTANCE OF GRANTING FORGIVENESS TO OTHERS— In God’s sight, it is totally unacceptable for a follower of Christ to refuse to forgive.

Remember the parable of the master who forgave a guilty man who owed him an amount so enormous that he could never hope to pay it back? The master completely forgave him. But, afterward, that forgiven man roughly grabbed another who owed him a very small amount, and allowed him no time to repay—showed him no mercy—and threw him into prison. When the master heard of this, he was FURIOUS and his punishment was swift.

In that parable, the Master represents God. And the forgiven man represents you, IF you have similarly FAILED to forgive another, when Christ’s blood has paid your unpayable debt to God, and He has forgiven you for everything you have ever done wrong—and for your continuing failures to do everything that is truly right and good.

Therefore, we have a responsibility to be humble, forgiving, loving servants of God.

Featuring Taraji P. HensonMelinda
Lyriq Bent … Robert
Crystle Stewart … Diana
Jazmyn Simon … June
Ptosha Storey … Brenda
Danielle Nicolet … Sarah
Nelson Estevez … Casey
Kendrick Cross … Kalvin
Jay Hunter … Devon
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Director Tyler Perry
Producer The Tyler Perry Company
Ozzie Areu
Will Areu
Mark E. Swinton
Distributor Distributor: Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Trademark logo.Lionsgate (Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.)

He loves me. He loves me not.

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “A faithful wife (Taraji P. Henson), tired of standing by her devious husband (Lyriq Bent), is enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed.”


SEXUAL LUST—Why does God strongly warn us about it? Answer

PURITY—Why should I save sex for marriage? Answer

See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.

Viewer CommentsSend your comments
Positive—It is an interesting movie. Very insightful for would-be couples and couples in a relationship. It teaches that it pays to be patient and to endure to the end. It also teaches that one should believe in his or her dreams and to pursue them devoid of what others around may say.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 4
Aquajoaa, age 41 (Ghana)
Neutral—Tyler Perry’s “Acrimony” is one of the darkest films I’ve seen. Everything about it is quite dark. The film revolves around a cheating husband, who causes the wife to go… Well… mad. Just like the film “A Simple Favor,” everyone is suspect in this film. The film leans heavily on dark craziness and drama. This is not a film to watch with your spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, etc. If you love drama films, you will enjoy this film, but I don’t know if I can recommend it from a moral Godly standpoint. Ask God if you should watch it. It might depend on who you are, according to his will.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 3
Stephen Matthew Jacewicz, age 23 (USA)

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Secular Movie Critics
…Stylistically, “Acrimony” has moments of genius—slow camera movements that push in on Melinda, emphasizing Henson’s performance and the building pressure—but it’s also hilariously cheesy, and slightly chintzy, which adds to its schmaltzy charm. …
Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service
…one of Perry’s best looking movies… it’s the kind of “women’s picture” that used to be Joan Crawford’s bread and butter, the sort that allows its star to glamorously lose her grip in a succession of great outfits. …melodrama, complete with berserk finale…
Alonso Duralde, The Wrap
…telling your story with endless pages of sarcastic, venomous narration? It doesn’t work and even Henson was bored with it, judging from her line-readings. …
Roger Moore, Movie Nation
…“Tyler Perry’s Acrimony” makes a mess of its promising start… That the film never fully gets to the heart of its savage commentaries is probably its greatest disappointment. …[D+]
Dominick Suzanne-Mayer, Consequence of Sound
…A ludicrously scattershot drama in which overwrought feminine rage, diary-of-a-mad-woman craziness, and inept filmmaking are all but inseparable. …
Owen Gleiberman, Variety
…the movie…is still not a great one… Ambitious and deeply flawed, “Acrimony” may appeal to hardcore fans of “The Room”–it’s not every day a melodrama comes along that’s this fun precisely because it never takes itself seriously. …[C+]
John Fink, The Film Stage
…The film is so ridiculously overwrought that it makes the Madea films look subtle by comparison. …
Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
…Tyler Perry’s Acrimony is more overwrought than its scorned protagonist… The 20 or so minutes we get of Henson’s rage are not enough to warrant the title or the ticket price. …[C-]
Ruth Kiane, Entertainment Weekly