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?
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
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
Okay Ruth, I'll give you a few days, then you've got to come back for the kids. Where can I reach you?
I'm not coming back, Bob, they'll have a much better life here with you.
Wait a minute, Ruth, where're you going?
I don't know, Bob, into my future I guess.
Referenced in Videoclub
I Will Survive
Written by Dino Fekaris
and Freddie Perren
Performed by Sa-Fire
Provided Courtesy of PolyGram Records See more