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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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Andy Patchett
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Garcia
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Himself
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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Comedy

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8 December 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La diabla  »

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$15,351,421 (USA)
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There was a title similarity between this feature film and actress Meryl Streep's previous picture A Cry in the Dark (1988). Both titles had a word associated with demonology, "Devil" with this movie and "Evil" with the earlier film. Further, the words "She" and "Angels" are both associated with the female gender. Moreover, Streep would also go on to star in two later productions with titles where two of these words would appear again, in Angels in America (2003) and The Devil Wears Prada (2006). 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 »

Quotes

Bob: God damn it! Rose!
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: You Blew It! (1990) See more »

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You're the Devil In Disguise
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley
Provided Courtesy of RCA Records
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Not enough praise was given to this little gem...
6 August 2004 | by (Seattle) – 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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