The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (1986– )

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Ruth has everything. A large, warty body, a standard house in the suburbs, two whiney children, a dog, a cat and a guinea pig. She also has Bobo, her unfaithful accountant husband who ... See full summary »

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 Bobbo (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Mary Fisher (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Ruth (4 episodes, 1986)
Paul Herzberg ...
 Garcia (4 episodes, 1986)
Caroline Butler ...
 Nicola (4 episodes, 1986)
Christopher Mossford ...
 Andy (4 episodes, 1986)
Liz Smith ...
 Mrs. Fisher (3 episodes, 1986)
Noel Dyson ...
 Brenda (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Angus (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Dr. Ghengis (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Nurse Hopkins (2 episodes, 1986)
John Rowe ...
 Dr. Rohn (2 episodes, 1986)
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Ruth has everything. A large, warty body, a standard house in the suburbs, two whiney children, a dog, a cat and a guinea pig. She also has Bobo, her unfaithful accountant husband who resents her very existence. Bobo wants, and is wanted by, Mary Fisher. Mary Fisher lives in a lighthouse by the sea and writes about love. When Bobo leaves Ruth for the novelist, she decides that Mary Fisher doesn't know the first thing about love. Ruth intends to teach her. Written by Renee Ann Byrd <byrdie@wyrdbyrd.org>

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An absolutely brilliant film based on a brilliant book!!
3 August 2000 | by (the lower depths) – See all my reviews

I can't say enough positive things about this film. It's possible the best translation of a novel into film I've ever seen. Most of the book's sharp astounding satirical/absurd plot turns have been retained & are rendered with penetrating, even devastating effect. The performances, especially those of Patricia Hodge & Julie T. Wallace, are just perfect. One of my favorite films based on one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors!


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