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She-Devil (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 8 December 1989 (USA)
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A cunning and resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.

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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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Comedy

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8 December 1989 (USA)  »

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La diabla  »

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$15,351,421 (USA)
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There was a title similarity between this feature film and actress Meryl Streep's previous picture A Cry in the Dark (1988). Both titles had a word associated with demonology, "Devil" with this movie and "Evil" with the earlier film. Further, the words "She" and "Angels" are both associated with the female gender. Moreover, Streep would also go on to star in two later productions with titles where two of these words would appear again, in Angels in America (2003) and The Devil Wears Prada (2006). See more »

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When Mary Fisher is making faces in the mirror in her bedroom you can see the shadow of the cameraman on her reflection after she puts her white brush down on the dressing table. See more »

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Bob: [to Ruth] What's going on between me and Mary is purely professional.
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Features GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (1986) See more »

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Written by Tom Kimmel and Doug Sisemore
Performed by Tom Kimmel
Provided Courtesy of PolyGram Records
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just like first wives club only a bit better.
27 November 2003 | by (Conn) – See all my reviews

In a nutshell-this is another first wives club and fans of that movie will probebly appreciate this one which actually cam eout quite a bit before fwc. It's another woman scorned movie but I enjoyed it actually a bit more then wives club due to the fact it didn't drag. First wives club though it was the ultimate "watch in a group of women movie" had some moments where my attention wandered. This was very much a caricature movie but it was good dark comedy and boy was it funny to see Meryl in a role like this!


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