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Acrimony Movie Review

Updated on March 29, 2018
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Alec is a film critic with a true passion for the film industry & hopes his reviews and articles will help launch his career.

When it was announced that Tyler Perry had a new film coming out, I honestly groaned with dread. After the disappointing Boo! and the even worse Boo! 2, I was afraid that Tyler Perry had reached the tip of his career and was beginning the inevitable plummet downward. Acrimony proved that Perry isn't quite done riveting us yet, and that perhaps there's hope for the future of his career.

Acrimony follows the story of Melinda, a young black woman struggling through college, who meets Robert, a smart and handsome black man that took an interest in her. They fell in love and began making plans for their future together. But as the years passed, the couple drifted apart and the money disappeared. When Melinda is shown that the wallet of her husband's old flame was found in his delivery truck, Melinda spirals from loving wife to furious and unforgiving.

The thing I loved about this film was how sincere and emotional it was. It showed the audience a rare glimpse at what true emotional pain is and the toll it takes on a person's mind. Taraji P. Henson gave what was most likely her best performance yet. She was downright scary at times and that's something I absolutely love about her. She can be a loving friend or she can be your worst enemy.

Perry's writing and directing showed a massive improvement compared to his other works, especially his latest ones. The score was beautiful and intense both, perfectly setting the tone of the film. I wanted to give the film a perfect score but I couldn't do it for one simple reason: the ending. The ending is sudden and gives no resolution to the film. After we went on this emotional rollercoaster of a journey, there should at least be some semblance of a conclusion to the story.

In conclusion, I was mostly impressed and thrilled with this film and I would highly recommend it to anyone that loves dramatic tales. I give Tyler Perry's Acrimony a 3.5 out of 4.

© 2018 Alec Zander


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