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She-Devil (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 8 December 1989 (USA)
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A cunning and 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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When Ruth boards the bus headed for NYC, you can briefly see Hooper standing off to the back of the bus before she begins sprinting after it. See more »

Quotes

[hearing the doorbell ring]
Mary Fisher: [sweetly] Would somebody please get the door?
[doorbell continues ringing]
Mary Fisher: [angry] WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE GET THE GODDAMN DOOR?
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You Can Have Him
Written by Bill Cook
Performed by Carmel
Provided Courtesy of London Records
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Not enough praise was given to this little gem...
6 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

I will admit from the outset that I have a soft spot for the trio of Seidelman films made in the mid-80's and early 90's-- Desperately Seeking Susan, Making Mr. Right, and this film. There is something playful and quite outrageous about all three of the aforementioned movies with She Devil being the funniest due to great performances by the entire cast, even Roseanne Barr. Although this movie was disregarded by most critics and ignored at the box office, it is truly a funny film with its cartoon-like situations and over-the-top characters. Regardless of what everyone says, check out this film, especially when you find yourself in the mood for a cute and campy movie that is reminiscent of some of the great comedies of the 80's, such as Ruthless People.


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