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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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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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$15,351,421 (USA)
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Trivia

The customized license plate on romance novelist Mary Fisher (Meryl Streep)'s Rolls Royce luxury car reads "AMOUR". The customized licence plate on accountant Robert Pratchett (Ed Begley Jr.)'s car states "ASSETS". 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 »

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[last lines]
Mary Fisher: Please, call me Mary.
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References Batman (1989) 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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Academy Award Winner Meryl Streep was Fantastic!
2 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Meryl Streep (Mary Fisher), "Out of Africa",'85 put her heart and soul into this role and proved to her many fans that she is a great actress who can even play comedy and make it work. Roseanne Barr(Ruth Patchett), "Blue in the Face",'95, performs as an ugly housewife who is abused beyond words by Bob, her husband, (Ed Begley,Jr.),"Auto Focus",'02. Bob plays a horrible husband who deserves just what he gets from the SHE-DEVIL! If you love Meryl Streep and Roseanne, just sit back and enjoy this CRAZY film and forget about your troubles.


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