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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 Nurse Hopkins (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Angus (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Dr. Rohn (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Dr. Ghengis (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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Version of She-Devil (1989) See more »

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Warm Love Gone Cold
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Excellent on all counts
2 January 1999 | by (the lower depths) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best transpositions of a novel to film I have ever seen. Unfortunately few people in the US know about this production; they know only about the atrocious version with Roseanne & M. Streep. The casting & acting in this one are flawless. One of my favorite books & one of my favorite films.


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