Ruth is a wife and mother who tries to please her husband, even though she is fat. But when her husband falls into an affair with a certain romance novelist, Ruth goes bezerk and demands revenge. First she embarresses her husband when his parents come over to dinner. Then when he leaves her for good, Ruth comes up with a list of everything that belongs to her husband then the revenge is to destroy all of it. Because, she's a She Devil! Written by
Revenge Is Sweet... And Low.
Did You Know?
Actress Meryl Streep
) considered for a time playing the "She-Devil" character herself but due to some conceptual similarity with Streep's then previous picture A Cry in the Dark
(1988), Streep decided to portray romance novelist Mary Fisher instead. 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!
Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Gums
You Can Have Him
Written by Bill Cook
Performed by Carmel
Provided Courtesy of London Records See more