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?
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
The handwriting on the list that Ruth has made of Bob's assets changes several times throughout the movie. See more
Oh, I'm so sorry.
Referenced in Mad About You: Met Someone
That's What I Call Love
Written by Ashley Cadell
and Kate Ceberano
Performed by Kate Ceberano
Provided Courtesy of London Records See more