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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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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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Olivia Honey
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Larry
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Nitchie Barrett ...
Bob's Secretary
June Gable ...
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Storyline

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 Jason Mechalek

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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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$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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Bob: Okay Ruth, I'll give you a few days, then you've got to come back for the kids. Where can I reach you?
Ruth: I'm not coming back, Bob, they'll have a much better life here with you.
Bob: Wait a minute, Ruth, where're you going?
Ruth: I don't know, Bob, into my future I guess.
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Referenced in Videoclub (2013) See more »

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I Will Survive
Written by Dino Fekaris and Freddie Perren
Performed by Sa-Fire
Provided Courtesy of PolyGram Records
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Fun role for Meryl Streep
6 December 2000 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

I liked this film. It's a dark comedy about revenge. Apparently it was a star vehicle for Roseanne, and I thought she performed well enough. Meryl Streep really sank her teeth into this role, probably a lot of fun for her, after so many tragic, accented heroines. True, the special(??!!) effects shot of Roseanne walking away from the exploding house was awful, but it was so bad that I wonder if it might have been intentional. If so, I can't understand why, though. One gaping plot hole. Ed Begley, Jr. As an average-looking guy (OK, below average-looking) I can tell you that Begley is not the sort of man that the Meryl Streeps/Mary Fishers of the world fall for on first meeting. Anyway the film is cute. Not great by any means, but worth a viewing.


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