She-Devil (1989)

6.0 / Rated by 1 people

99 min.
Plot  Ruth Patchett (Roseanne Barr) is a frumpy, overweight housewife and mother, who desperately tries to please her attractive accountant husband Bob (Ed Begley, Jr.). After Bob meets romance novelist Mary Fisher (Meryl Streep) at a dinner party, they begin having an affair; Mary also hires him as her accountant. Though aware of the affair, Ruth at first tries not to overreact, denying this is anything of gravity (believing it to be a fling which Bob will leave) and continues to take care of her two children, Nicolette (Elisebeth Peters) and Andy (Bryan Larkin). However, Ruth soon begins to feel ragged after trying to prepare for Bob's parents' visit, culminating with Ruth finding Andrew's dead gerbil in a casserole pot. After Ruth confronts him about his affair in front of his parents, Bob decides to pack up his things and leave Ruth with the kids, calling her a liability and telling her she is a bad mother, a lousy wife, a terrible cook, and has the appearance of a "she-devil", while nam...  



Roseanne Barr
Ruth Patchett
Meryl Streep
Mary Fisher
Ed Begley Jr.
Bob Patchett
Linda Hunt
Sylvia Miles
Mrs. Fisher
Mary Louise Wilson
Mrs. Trumper
Jack Gilpin
Lori Tan Chinn
Vesta Rose Woman


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United States




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