Acrimony Information

Acrimony is a 2018 American psychological thriller film produced, written, and directed by Tyler Perry. The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Lyriq Bent, Jazmyn Simon, and Crystle Stewart, and follows a loyal wife who decides to take revenge on her unfaithful husband. Principal photography began in October 2016 in Pittsburgh. Acrimony was released in the United States by Lionsgate on March 30, 2018.


Melinda inherits a home and money from her deceased mother. She simultaneously meets Robert Gayle, a fellow college student who lives in a RV. The two begin a relationship, and Melinda loses her virginity to Robert. However, Melinda eventually catches Robert cheating with Diana Wells. Melinda responds by driving her car into Robert"?s RV, although she sustains injuries that prevent her from having children. Robert apologizes, and the two reconcile and soon marry.

Years later, Melinda supports Robert, who cannot find a job as he is a felon. Robert spends their money designing a rechargeable battery, and convinces Melinda to mortgage her mother"?s house to continue funding his work. Robert later reconnects with Diana, who offers to set up a meeting with her boss Prescott, so Robert can sell his battery design. Robert is offered $800,000 for the design. Although this is enough to save Melinda"?s house, Robert declines the offer, convinced he can get a better price. Learning of both this and his recent interactions with Diana, Melinda asks Robert for a divorce. Robert, as he goes through the motion of finding a job and home to live in since the divorce, moves in with Diana.

Prescott reconsiders and offers Robert a multimillion dollar deal, which he accepts. Robert gives Melinda 10 million dollars and buys her home back for her to thank her for supporting him in the past. Melinda attempts to renew their relationship, but learns that Robert and Diana are now engaged. Melinda begins to harass the couple, even destroying Diana"?s wedding dress. Robert and Diana get a restraining order against Melinda, who is ordered to see a therapist. However, her mental state deteriorates further after learning Diana is pregnant.

Robert and Diana are married, and spend their honeymoon on a yacht. An armed Melinda sneaks onboard and shoots Robert. Robert knocks Melinda into the water, and convinces Diana to escape with the crew. Melinda climbs back onto the boat, intending to kill Robert, but her leg is caught in the anchor chain. Melinda is dragged underwater and drowns. Diana returns with the crew to aid the wounded Robert.


  • Taraji P. Henson as Melinda Moore-Gayle
    • Ajiona Alexus as Young Melinda
  • Lyriq Bent as Robert Gayle
    • Antonio Madison as Young Robert
  • Crystle Stewart as Diana Wells
  • Danielle Nicolet as Sara
  • Jay Hunter as Devon
  • Jazmyn Simon as June Moore
  • Jason Vail
  • Ptosha Storey as Brenda Moore
  • Douglas Dickerman as Mr. Prescott
  • Bresha Webb as Young Brenda
  • Raquel Bianca John as Young June
  • Nelson Estevez as Casey
  • Kendrick Cross as Kalvin


Filming took place around Pittsburgh and Atlanta in fall 2016.


The film was released in the United States on March 30, 2018. It was originally titled She's Living My Life.

Box office

In the United States and Canada, Acrimony was released alongside God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness and Ready Player One, and was projected to gross $10-15 million from 2,006 theaters in its opening weekend. It made $7.6 million on its first day, including $1 million from Thursday night previews. It went on to debut to $17.2 million, finishing second, behind Ready Player One, and besting both projections and the $10 million opening of Henson's Proud Mary two months earlier. It fell 53% in its second weekend to $8.1 million, finishing sixth.

Critical response

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 25% based on 24 reviews, and an average rating of 3.2/10. On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 32 out of 100, based on 14 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews." Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on an A+ to F scale.

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