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She-Devil (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 8 December 1989 (USA)
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A cunning and resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.

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Andy Patchett
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Garcia
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Larry
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Nitchie Barrett ...
Bob's Secretary
June Gable ...
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Storyline

Ruth is a wife and mother who tries to please her husband (Bob) but finds him pulling away and spending more time at the office than at home. When he begins an affair with a famous romance novelist (Mary) and leaves Ruth to raise their kids, she decides she's had enough of playing nice docile housewife. Ruth endeavors to show Bob and Mary the truth about themselves and each other, while creating a new successful life of her own. Written by Mia Holder

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Revenge Is Sweet... And Low.

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La diabla  »

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$15,351,421 (USA)
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Debut theatrical feature film of actress-comedienne Roseanne Barr. See more »

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In the opening scenes, when Roseanne is trying on the gold and black mini dress, she turns 3/4 to the camera and we hear the dress's zip and she looks satisfied at finally getting it to zip up. But in the mirror on the left, you can see that the dress is still half-unzipped and her bra is still showing as much as before. See more »

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Ruth: I would have to get used to being alone now. It's not easy for a mother to be separated from her children. I'll bet Mary Fisher's mother feels the same way. Maybe I can help old Mrs. Fisher get reacquainted with her daughter. But first, I would need a new name.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: You Blew It! (1990) See more »

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I Will Survive
Written by Dino Fekaris and Freddie Perren
Performed by Sa-Fire
Provided Courtesy of PolyGram Records
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Worth seeing for Meryl Streep alone!
1 October 2002 | by (woodlyn,pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

She-Devil was trumped-up as Roseanne Barr's movie debut!In just a few years our favorite chubby housewife rose from being a stand-up comic performing in bars to having her own TV series and at last co-starring in a major motion picture with the immortal Meryl Streep!The movie itself is rather silly and farfetched!Roseanne is essentially playing herself as a put-apon housewife! But the real surprise is Meryl Streep! She delivers a searing,self-mocking performance as narcissisitic romance novelist Mary Fisher.She plays this role flawlessly!! As a prissy,bluenose diva she reacts hilariously to every twist and turn of the movie's silly storyline!Actually mocking every role she's played before!Roseanne holds her own nicely-but it would't have been possible without Meryl Streep!!


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