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
Revenge Is Sweet... And Low.
Did You Know?
During the first dinner scene with Mary Fisher, her mother, Bob Patchett, and his kids, Mary's mother reveals that Mary is really 41 years old when Mary herself claimed to be 34. (Meryl Streep
) herself was actually 39 when filming of She-Devil
(1989) began, and turned 40 on June 22nd, 1989, during the film's production. See more
When Bob is taking a shower and sees Ruth through the shower door, he screams. He steps out of the shower, and Ruth tells him that she is in there to weigh herself. Bob walks out of the bathroom, and Ruth steps on the scales. The scales are not visible, but you hear the scales moving as if it is a rotating dial scale. However, when the camera shows the scale to reveal to the audience what she weighs, it is a digital scale. See more
You're still the butler - so get to work!
I may be the butler, but I'm NOT the maid!
It's Getting Hot
Performed by The Fat Boys
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