So I’ve been MIA for almost 3 months. I could accredit this to the law as most say that law is a ‘jealous house wife or a nagging lover’. But oh well, its just my lack of balancing. *shrugs*
During my hibernation, I watched Acrimony written and directed by Tyler Perry. Am a huge fun of Tyler’s firstly because he has handsome bald men *winks* but mostly because his movies have a moral at the end of it all. From ‘Confessions of a marriage counselor’, to ‘Temptation’, to ‘If loving you is wrong’ series and now to ‘Acrimony’.
This is a tale of college sweethearts who meet in a rather absurd way but the romance builds up gradually as Robert, the main actor helps Melinda out with her assignment. Shortly, the mother passes on and she, Melinda (Taraji P. Henson), loses her virginity on the night of the mothers burial to Robert, what she later refers to as him ‘taking advantage’ of her sorrow.
The plot builds up to unravel the anger management issues that Melinda deals with whenever she loses her cool that almost brings her to the point of death when she caught Robert cheating on her before they got married. The story goes on and on and on.
Unlike most Tyler Perry movies where the moral is revealed as the plot unravels, Acrimony was twisted in a way. At some point, I really thought Robert didn’t love Melinda at all and was on a mission to finish her inheritance and it got worse when his obsession over his ‘battery’ was his major excuse for not getting a job while Melinda broke her back working two jobs to sustain and feed them and to add insult to injury, he convinced her to mortgage her mothers house which she’d worked her head off to build and leave for the daughters, to sponsor his ‘battery’ invention.
However, when he messes up the delivery that Melinda’s sisters got for him to try save the house from being foreclosed, for an interview with a company that he’d sent letters to for the past 18 years, everything goes under the water. It is at this point that Melinda chooses to divorce Robert because her sister finds a wallet of the girl he was caught with 20 years ago in his caravan. Robert pleads with her and assures her he still loves her but signs the divorce papers and is kicked out of the house.
He is picked up from the shelter later, where he’s been banking for close to 3 months by the girl from his 20 year past, who is one of the influential people now at Prescott, the company that accepts Roberts battery and his fate changes. He becomes worth millions and in an attempt to repay Melinda for believing in him and all the sacrifices she made, he gives her a 20 million dollar cheque plus the deed to her mothers house which he bought back for her. At this point, Melinda is filled with regret and wants to get back with Robert but its too late. Robert and Diana are now together and headed towards marriage.
She (Melinda), becomes psycho and stalks Diana, sending endless death threats on social media, burning her wedding dress and tormenting her. Melinda is summoned and a restraining order placed on her from the couple by the judge but all this ends up into her death and the severe wounding of Robert.
This movie is filled with hate, regret, ill feeling, animosity and bitterness of a once faithful wife left to wither in her pain and regret of seeing her dream life being handed down to a mistress of the once faithful husband.
Whenever you get to watch this movie, come lets discuss and see who was the better person, and whether Melinda should’ve kept on after 18 years of a deteriorated marriage.
I must say, this movie was one of its kind.