ACRIMONY : The Conversation.
A review/full analysis on the Movie ‘Acrimony’ by CEDARS Nigeria.
**All characters and names as indicated here are actual persons.
Abstract: this review contains a well detailed analysis of the movie, point of views, causes and consequences of actions and inactions, as it seeks to answer and clarify the most asked questions by most people who have watched the movie... "Who is at fault?"
WHO WAS AT FAULT
Uchechi Njoku, UC_Truth:
Acrimony, Such a movie, this type of movie should be a final year test for law students to know those that will be called to bar😏
That people have different views of the movie in the aspect of who is at fault shows why in Nigeria, the first person to go to police has an upper hand to win a case. (Laughs)
@TylerPerry is a genius, because though this was a true life story, the angle through which he gave it to the audience was clearly psychological.
He split the audience and allowed them make out what they wanted from the movie.
To see this movie as a whole, you have to remove all bias and then look at the subtle details given you in the movie from which you can come to a better conclusion.
Let’s try and do that.
First, the question, *Who was at fault?* is not complete.
At fault with what? I asked.
Like, who is at fault for the woman carrying gun and shooting the ex and the wife?
Who else would be at fault?
Ask yourself, if you are the one, would you do it?
If your answer is NO for any reason, then somehow, something in you is saying that the woman missed it in her judgement and decisions.
Now, to the Bias removal.
The most important one in the movie
Nwankwo Christopher, Just_ICE:
Yeah… The woman was the one narrating most of the movie and she was narrating from when she was already mad, so we were seeing the movie through her eyes and voice. “Dangers of a Single Story”
Uchechi Njoku, UC_Truth:
Let me show you two things she said that was out rightly wrong
1. He is a con man: this is wrong, that guy was never trying to con her, that was bitterness talking.
If you don’t remove that and check for yourself, you’ll agree.
So all the time she sounded like the guy had a way to get money out of her, it was never a truth…Think of that.
2. He wasn’t talking to her in the house: and he was asking that he be accepted back at the divorce? Putting her in videos, and talking about making her happy?
Now. Let’s see some other bias
You said the man didn’t fight for her, he moved on too quickly…
Do you remember which of them at this time was already with another person? Let me ask, would you have gone back? Yes, it was an option, but would you have taken it?
And don’t mention love, *was the ex wife after love or after money?*
Was she after love or after what the man will buy? The life with him?
Well, I can tell you it wasn’t love. She sued the man for half the money for the deal.
Did you miss that? If she had won, would she have been angry still? I’m guessing not.
You are doing pity face and vexing on the man, why exactly do you think the girl’s family were not on her side?
I mean, it’s FAMILY, and they were supporting the man. Why?
If their sister was in the right, and it was their mum’s house, and they had lost clients, why were they on the man’s side?
Now, about the girl the man married.
Did you actually see the kind of person she was?
You think she didn’t deserve a good man? Because she cheated with him when they were in school?
Did you notice that she and the man had a true friendship outside the sex and the money?
She was already made and yet, she was friends with this man. Who had nothing, and didn’t even want to keep communication because she didn’t want trouble.
Was there a fault on the guy?
All you can say is that he wasn’t working to help the hour, when he was working on his battery.
But remember the tone you heard it from was from the bitter lady.
Let me paint small picture for you.
A father keeps paying for his daughter’s school fees, and she was doing bad in school and he disowned her. But this daughter was in a dance group, because she loves dancing, someone in the dance group takes her in and caterers for her. she goes to dance one day and a big super star sees her, she “blows”, boom.
She becomes so rich, that she can afford what she wants.
She goes home, buys a house for the dad and gives the dad 70million Naira.
Then she builds a mansion and gets the person that took her in to live with her,. The person gets a private jet and travels wherever she wants in this girl’s name
What do you think this girl did wrong?Now imagine, that the dad being angry and saying that no, the girl is meant to be taking her on the tour and he’s the one that should live in the mansion because the girl used to tell him when she was young that she would build him a mansion 🙄?
In fact, that the guy did to his new Wife, what he promised the woman is to show you that he meant his promises.
What? So because you promised your ex girl friend that when you blow you will take her to Dubai, and you people broke up, then the new bae is banned from Dubai?
You know if the lady wasn’t tracking them down and stalking their life, she wouldn’t have seen any of those things. They were not in the news, this was on Facebook o 🤦🏿♂
Leave them alone na! You broke up with a guy, he gets a new girlfriend, you start checking his Facebook and keep getting pissed at him and his new bae. You deserve all the glory.
The truth is, no money anyone makes is your own. There are situations that permit an insinuation, eg, Marriage.
The reason money is gotten from the other company at divorce is probably because there is a mindset that both of them contributed in making the money, even if the other wasn’t contributing money or ideas. Maybe time, maybe patience, maybe encouragement…
But you know if there is an issue or proof of infidelity, the claim to half the money is still gone.
So it’s not really like the man’s money or wife’s money is yours.
When judging a case, if you will be a good judge:
Separate what you hear, From what you see, From what you feel.
Then judge with all these clues put together.
That man gave her 10million Dollars.
Turn that money to naira. (3.6 billion Naira)
And he didn’t run with her money o, they were divorced, he didn’t have to give her a dime.
And it wasn’t out of pity
Someone told me that the man didn’t do anything to show he loved her, I was wondering the Acrimony the babe watched.
So I will dash you 3.6 BILLION Naira out of hate?
And if you say it’s not about the money; it’s companionship & love.
Then, you have forgotten that the man had all these when she ended the marriage.
The Man had Love, care, ambition, focus, and good in bed
(with a probability that he cheated) *without money*
But Woman still ended the marriage.
Man now have Love, care, ambition, focus, and good in bed
(with a probability that he cheated) + MONEY
Woman is all forgiving and doesn’t care anymore.
And you think she ended the marriage because of the cheating?
Judge for yourself.
Anthony Okoye, SubROUTINE:
Its African witchcraft. Any man that leaves her shouldn’t blow, shouldn’t find love. Shouldn’t be happy. Shouldn’t flex.
Please what better way to define witchcraft than that?
Egwu Nnanna, EN:
Sometimes I feel it is “easier” for Logically inclined people to understand the Movie “Acrimony”
Maybe there are things Ladies expect from a Man.
Uchechi Njoku, UC_Truth:
Are they righteous? Because it’s only the expectations of the righteous that shouldn’t be cut short.
This girl did not train him and he finished school and married another woman, like some women do.
Like, imagine a guy trained a girl in school, they now got married, he now divorced her because he felt she cheated, he was already hooking up with someone else.
She sees another man, and she now has money, the guy now came and be like, I trained you in school?
Ah! Are you possessed?
Egwu Nnanna, EN:
I think that if you look at the Movie very well, from the Title ACRIMONY: “bitterness or ill feeling.”
Synonymous to bitterness, rancor, resentment, ill feeling, ill will, bad blood, animosity, hostility, enmity, antagonism, irascibility, waspishness, spleen;
Now, all the synonyms you see above was what the movie was about and guess who exhibited that?
Now guess who was at Fault?
You’re also right.
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Acrimony is a 2018 American psychologicalthriller film produced, written, and directed byTyler Perry. 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. Principal photography began in October 2016 inPittsburgh. Acrimony was released in the United States by Lionsgate on March 30, 2018. It received generally negative reviews from critics and has grossed $46 million worldwide.