Tyler Perry’s Acrimony Movie

Director: Tyler Perry
Taraji P. Henson, Lyriq Bent, Ajiona Alexus, Antonio Madison, Crystle Stewart, Jazmyn Simon, Ptosha Storey, Danielle Nicolet, Nelson Estevez, Kendrick Cross, Jay Hunter, Shavon Kirksey.
Release Date:
Mar 30, 2018

Acrimony Definition

We define acrimony as “anger and bitterness : harsh or biting sharpness especially of words, manner, or feelings.” Before the word had a meaning which enabled it to titularly function for a psychological thriller, acrimony was used in the sense “bitterness or sharpness especially to the taste” (it came to English in the 16th century from Middle French, and can be traced before that back to the Latin word ācer, meaning “sharp, biting, keen”).

In “Fatal Attraction” (1987), the thriller that brought a new kind of possessed feminine rage to the screen, the Glenn Close character — a scorned Medusa — often did things that looked crazy; she stalked and terrorized, she flashed her demon smile, she boiled a bunny rabbit. Yet there was a core of furious sanity to her lunacy. She’d been seduced and betrayed, and she stood in for all the women who had ever felt used in that way. She may have snapped, but on the movie’s terms she’d earned the right to go off her rocker.

“Tyler Perry’s Acrimony” is Perry’s inside-out, topsy-turvy, screw-loose variation on “Fatal Attraction.” In this case, the vengeful hellraiser at the film’s center keeps telling us that she’s justified. Yet the more you look at her actions, the more she just seems nuts.