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She-Devil (1989)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mary Fisher
... Ruth Patchett
... Bob
... Hooper
... Mrs. Fisher
Elisebeth Peters ... Nicolette Patchett
... Andy Patchett
... Garcia
... Olivia Honey
... Mrs. Trumper
Susan Willis ... Ute
Jack Gilpin ... Larry
... Himself
Nitchie Barrett ... Bob's Secretary
June Gable ... Realtor
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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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$15,351,421
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The best-selling romance novelist character of Mary Fisher (Meryl Streep) is, according to Allmovie, in "the manner of Danielle Steel or Jackie Collins". See more »

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The handwriting on the list that Ruth has made of Bob's assets changes several times throughout the movie. See more »

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Bob: [to Ruth] What's going on between me and Mary is purely professional.
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Referenced in The Larry Sanders Show: End of the Season (1994) See more »

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Tren D'Amor
Written by Jermaine Stewart, Ian Curnow and Phil Harding
Performed by Jermaine Stewart
Provided Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd. / Arista Records, Inc.
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Fun role for Meryl Streep
6 December 2000 | by 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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