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?
Director Susan Seidelman
reportedly didn't realise that a highly regarded BBC adaptation had already been made of Fay Weldon
's novel until she was well into 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
So, are you saying she was... promiscuous?
"Promiscuous"? She was a teen-aged tramp; she couldn't get enough! She would do it anywhere, anytime, and with anyone! She got knocked up when she was sixteen.
Well, she couldn't take care of it! Had to give that cute little baby boy up for adoption!
So you're saying there's a missing member of the Fisher royal clan?
Royal my ass! Her father was a kosher butcher from Hoboken! A lovely man!
Written by Dieter Meier
and Boris Blank
Performed by Yello
Provided Courtesy of Mercury Records See more