Tyler Perry’s Acrimony hit the cinemas about 3 months ago but from the was it’s trending, it appears Nigerian Twitter just caught up to the movie.
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 ex-husband.
According to the plot:
Melinda Moore is a steadfast, hardworking wife who supports her husband, Robert, an engineer pursuing a launch of his invention.
Melinda meets her dream guy, Robert Gayle, a mechanical engineering student, on their college campus, when they collide on a rainy day. Melinda finds out that her mother died, and Robert comforts her as she is grieving.
At Robert’s house — a recreational vehicle — he introduces her to the music of Nina Simone and takes her virginity.
As Melinda recalls the details of their relationship, her view of their life together is tarnished, in her belief that Robert took advantage of her.
Melinda’s sisters, June and Brenda, are leery of Robert, and his intention toward her inheritance.
Robert is trying to get Prescott, a venture capitalist, to finance his invention, and he talks her into buying him a car. Melinda catches Robert cheating on her. Enraged, she rams the recreational vehicle with her car several times. She collapses, and is taken to the hospital for an emergency full hysterectomy.
While Melinda is recovering, Robert comes to see her, and they reconcile despite her sisters’ objections. They get married without her sisters in attendance, because they think it is a huge mistake.
Years later, Melinda works to support them, as Robert is unable to find work because he is a felon and spent two years in prison. Robert talks Melinda into mortgaging the house so he can build a new prototype of the battery.
Twenty years go by and Diana reappears, now working as an Assistant to Prescott and arranges for Robert to have a meeting with him.
Elsewhere, June and Brenda tell Melinda that Robert is cheating on her after finding Diana’s wallet in his truck. Prescott offers Robert $800,000 to sell his work, but he wants to license the technology to them instead. Prescott is not willing to budge, and Robert declines the offer.
Back at the house, Melinda is seething with anger at the whole situation and wants a divorce. Melinda loses the house and moves in with Brenda, and begins to date her ex-boyfriend, Devon.
After their divorce, Robert tells Diana he is living in a shelter, and she insists on bringing him to stay with her.
The story line has, however, led to mixed reactions among Nigerians who have watched the movie.
Here are some reactions:
— Udoka Jane Emereonye-Ramey (@udokajane_) July 10, 2018
Just saw The movie acrimony
Lesson learnt : don't tell your gf your long term goals #AcrimonyMovie
— AUGUST AKAN JR.🇳🇬 (@AUSTINCRUZ1) July 9, 2018
I started off Acrimony hating the husband
But ended it conflicted
That man was a good man.. even after the divorce he came back to look for her.
— Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) July 7, 2018
1. Robert put his dreams before hers, opting not to do anything else.
2. Mel is really mental fah, never let your family have too much of a say in your marriage.
3. Diana girl, after watching them videos you see fine man and started your tricks…
— LekpaIssaGoal💯 (@majin_gana) July 9, 2018
This just spoilt my entire system. Patience, if they they had a little more #AcrimonyMovie
— B L A C K N I G E R I A N (@NkemUba) July 10, 2018
Acrimony taught me:
👉 Money can't heal some level of Pain.
👉 Don't let Family opinions, influence core decisions in your Life.
👉 A man with ambition may do crazy things, but crazy things are what makes the wealthiest people in this world.
— Justin Ifeanyi |🇳🇬 (@Eastcoastprince) July 7, 2018
Anybody that watches the Acrimony movie again and blames the guy anyhow is just being biased…
— #LetTheSwayBeWithYou (@Kris_Sway) July 6, 2018
Fellas! Whatever you do after watching the Acrimony movie, do not discuss/argue it with your wife/girlfriend.
Don't say I never did anything for you guys.
— Chief Fuji (@MONSIEURBLAC) July 8, 2018
I watched this Acrimony movie today and i really wanted to beat everyone in that movie. Everyone
— KVNG (@PRINCE_VIIII) June 30, 2018
This Acrimony movie… the Melinda woman doesn’t have sense. The Robert dude doesn’t have sense.
Me that I spent more than two hours of my life watching it, I don’t have sense.
— Lexis (@niilexis) July 9, 2018
So after much pressure from folks at work, i finally saw the movie #Acrimony and man, was that some movie! I don't do movies yea, but this was off the hinges! By far rated above the over-hyped Black whatever. Very engaging, highly entertaining. Not surprised tho, it's Tyler Perry
— ShyGuy (@da_shyguy) July 10, 2018