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She-Devil (1989)

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

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Larry
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Bob's Secretary
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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
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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 »

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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 »

Quotes

Mary Fisher: You're still the butler - so get to work!
Garcia: I may be the butler, but I'm NOT the maid!
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Version of The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (1986) See more »

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It's Getting Hot
Performed by The Fat Boys
Provided Courtesy of Tin Pan Apple Records
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Not enough praise was given to this little gem...
6 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

I will admit from the outset that I have a soft spot for the trio of Seidelman films made in the mid-80's and early 90's-- Desperately Seeking Susan, Making Mr. Right, and this film. There is something playful and quite outrageous about all three of the aforementioned movies with She Devil being the funniest due to great performances by the entire cast, even Roseanne Barr. Although this movie was disregarded by most critics and ignored at the box office, it is truly a funny film with its cartoon-like situations and over-the-top characters. Regardless of what everyone says, check out this film, especially when you find yourself in the mood for a cute and campy movie that is reminiscent of some of the great comedies of the 80's, such as Ruthless People.


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