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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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Bob
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Hooper
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Elisebeth Peters ...
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Andy Patchett
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Garcia
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Himself
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Bob's Secretary
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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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$15,351,421 (USA)
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Prior to this picture, considered Meryl Streep's first ever full comedy feature film, the closest thing to full comedy movies that Meryl Streep had appeared in, were the comedy-drama Heartburn (1986) and the romantic-comedy drama Manhattan (1979). See more »

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The handwriting on the list that Ruth has made of Bob's assets changes several times throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Ruth: [to Mary] Oh, I'm so sorry.
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Referenced in Mad About You: Met Someone (1992) See more »

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That's What I Call Love
Written by Ashley Cadell and Kate Ceberano
Performed by Kate Ceberano
Provided Courtesy of London Records
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A comedy about vengeance
5 March 2000 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Have a bit of a sadist touch? Then I think you'll like this one. It is about a woman, who is betrayed by her husband, and then makes a plan to take her revenge. We see her put this into action systematically, one aspect at a time, ruining her ex-husband's life. I thought it was rather witty.


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