Yes, the acting was very good, especially Taraji. She played an underachiever who fell in love and ultimately became obsessed with the one love of her life. She went through hell for her man. And it changed her into a crazy person. But what's the point of the movie? There is nothing redeeming about it. Good script, good cast but such a DOWNER. I kept watching thinking "it's got to get better". Flawed people living out their lives to a sickening ending is not what I call entertainment. Watching actors ply their trade is not enough reason to waste an afternoon wallowing in muck.