MAIN ACTOR – Taraji P. Henson (If you’ve seen empire series and you are a big fan of cookie, you’ll love this one).
PRODUCED BY TYLER PERRY (You know all Tyler Perry’s movies make very good sense, are very relatable and teaches a lot).
The movie ACRIMONY is a must seen tbh!!
At the beginning of the movie, I was all Melinda supporter haha, till I got to the end lmao, and it hit me – anybody can be in this position! It was totally unpredictable. So basically, the movie is about a lady (Melinda) who loved a man even through his dreams from the very beginning, got married at a point and allowed external parties get in the way of her thinking, but despite all that, they both had their faults.
FAULTS AND LESSONS I PICKED OUT
He broke the trust. Very early in the relationship, but before they got married, he cheated on her. Although she forgave him, she never forgot.
Lessson learnt – Never cheat on your partner, never break the trust.
Lack of a job and investment. Although Melinda had very sufficient funds in the early stage of the relationship, she didn’t think of getting a job/making investments. When the money eventually finished they were broke and although, Robert couldn’t get a job cause he had a criminal record he didn’t consider doing menial jobs to at least put food on the table.
Inviting a second party into their union. Melinda loved Robert through his dreams until her sisters started getting into her head.
Lesson learnt – If you’re going to bring in a second party, whatever they say to you is a suggestion, the final decision is yours to make.
Not being patient enough. Melinda had waited 18 years believing in Roberts battery dream – she had waited that long, I believe she could have waited a little more steadfastly like she had done but her sisters got into her head.
Lesson learnt – We all have a threshold for patience, but sometimes we can just need a little more. Just a little more!
Melinda’s Anger. Melinda made irrational decisions while she was extremely angry. If she had thought through the getting a divorce, she’ll not have wanted it but she took all the actions in the heat of the moment.
Lesson learnt – Never make life changing decisions when you’re angry. It could cost your whole life.
A little extra from me
Pray. I believe if Melinda had prayed for a little more grace to be patient and make better decisions, all that happened to her eventually wouldn’t have.
WHO DO I BLAME?
Both apparently, but Melinda became her own problem eventually. She did not want to be accountable for her decisions and it was so hard for her to move that it eventually became a psychological disorder.
Lesson learnt – Know when to move on. Time would heal you eventually. Also, we must be accountable to our decisions and face the repercussions if there are.
Come to think of it, it was a loose loose situation. If she had not divorced him, the other woman wouldn’t have taken him in and reconsidered helping him. Holding on for so long can never be easy, but what is easy is asking God to handle our affairs and direct our steps and actions. We all need the wisdom of God!
Do you have other opinions? Start a conversation in the comment! I’m very interested!