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.
Revenge Is Sweet... And Low.
Did You Know?
Actress Meryl Streep
was considered for the "She-Devil" character. But due to some conceptual similarity with Streep's then previous picture A Cry in the Dark
(1988), Streep decided to portray romance novelist Mary Fisher instead. See more
Ruth's dress changes from the time she leaves the house prior to the explosion to the time the house explodes and once again back to the former dress when she escorts Andy and Nicolette away from the rubble. See more
[switching the nursing home's sedatives with energy pills
Mary Fisher's mother had been enjoying a long, untroubled sleep. It was time to wake her up.
Written by Dieter Meier
and Boris Blank
Performed by Yello
Provided Courtesy of Mercury Records See more