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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Bob
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Elisebeth Peters ...
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Mary Louise Wilson ...
Mrs. Trumper
Susan Willis ...
Ute
Jack Gilpin ...
Larry
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Himself
Nitchie Barrett ...
Bob's Secretary
June Gable ...
Realtor
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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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Comedy

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8 December 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$15,351,421
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Trivia

This movie is a loose adaptation of "The Life and Loves of a She-Devil" by Fay Weldon, which had first been published in 1983. See more »

Goofs

When Mary Fisher is making faces in the mirror in her bedroom you can see the shadow of the cameraman on her reflection after she puts her white brush down on the dressing table. See more »

Quotes

Ruth: Poor Bob. I almost felt sorry for him. Almost.
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Guilty Pleasures (1992) See more »

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You Can Have Him
Written by Bill Cook
Performed by Carmel
Provided Courtesy of London Records
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just like first wives club only a bit better.
27 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

In a nutshell-this is another first wives club and fans of that movie will probebly appreciate this one which actually cam eout quite a bit before fwc. It's another woman scorned movie but I enjoyed it actually a bit more then wives club due to the fact it didn't drag. First wives club though it was the ultimate "watch in a group of women movie" had some moments where my attention wandered. This was very much a caricature movie but it was good dark comedy and boy was it funny to see Meryl in a role like this!


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