Melinda bumps into engineering student Robert during college, goes into a rage and assaults him physically and verbally, revealing her normal tendencies. Later that day he appears at her dorm room to return some papers that got mixed up when they bumped into each other earlier in the day. He offers to help her with a report due for submission and they become close. On the day of her mother's funeral, Robert comforts Melinda, leading to them having sex – her virginity be damned, and the pair start dating. But one day, after not hearing from him in two days, Melinda decides to call him. When he picks up, she asked why she hasn't heard from him, and he says he is busy doing something and then hangs up. So Melinda goes over to his RV to see what he is doing. After an hour of waiting, she decides to leave but she suddenly hears moaning and see a woman's hand on the RV window. She realized that Robert was cheating on her with a woman named Diana Wells. She goes into another rage and rams the RV with her car with both the two lovers inside, seriously injuring herself in the process. Melinda gets out of the car and destroys Robert's car. Then, Robert makes it out safe and Melinda confronts him about cheating on her and passes out after her accident and is rushed to the hospital for an emergency full hysterectomy, rendering her unable to bear children. Melinda and Robert reconcile and marry, despite the objections of her sisters, June and Brenda. Brenda warns Melinda not to tell Robert about the amount of money their mother left her.
Taraji P. Henson as Melinda Moore Gayle
Lyriq Bent as Robert Gayle
Crystle Stewart as Diana Wells
Ptosha Storey as Brenda Moore
Jazmyn Simon as June Moore
Ajiona Alexus as Young Melinda Moore Gayle
Acrimony is a 2018 American psychological thriller film produced, written, and directed by Tyler Perry. The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Lyriq Bent and Crystle Stewart, and follows a loyal wife who decides to take revenge on her ex-husband. Principal photography began in October 2016 in Pittsburgh. Acrimony was released in the United States by Lionsgate on March 30, 2018. It received generally negative reviews and has grossed $46 million worldwide.