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She-Devil (1989)




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Based on the novel The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, by Fay Weldon, this film follows a woman's (Roseanne Arnold) quest for vengeance when her husband is seduced away from her by a novelist.more
Rating: PG-13 (N/A)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Barry Strugatz, Mark R. Burns, Mark R. Burns
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 2, 2001
20th Century Fox


Roseanne Barr
as Ruth Patchett
Meryl Streep
as Mary Fisher
Sylvia Miles
as Mrs. Fisher
Linda Hunt
as Hooper
Elizabeth Peters
as Nicolette Patchett
Elisebeth Peters
as Nicolette Patchett
Brian Larkin
as Andy Patchett
Bryan Larkin
as Andy Patchett
A Martinez
as Garcia, the Butler
Maria Pitillo
as Olivia Honey
as Himself
as Fuzzy
Mary Louise Wilson
as Mrs. Trumper
Cynthia Adler
as Vesta Rose Commercia...
Robin Leach
as Himself
Nitchie Barrett
as Bob's Secretary
Fred Bond
as Apollo
June Gable
as Realtor
Jeanine Joyce
as Flower Lady
Deborah Rush
as 'People' Reporter
Lori Tan Chinn
as Vesta Rose Woman
Joe Pentangelo
as Detective
Rosanna Carter
as Judge Brown
George Kodisch
as Court Officer
John Richard Reynold...
as Bookstore Customer
George Trow
as Douglas
Martin Snaric
as Mary's Party Guest
Steven Prince
as Mary's Party Guest
Anna Marie Winds
as Mary's Party Guest
R. Patrick Sullivan
as Mary's Party Guest
Mary Marshall
as Mary's Party Guest
Larry Marshall
as Guggenheim Party Gue...
Sally Sockwell
as Guggenheim Party Gue...
Will Ford
as The Mack Brandon Duo...
Mack Brandon
as The Mack Brandon Duo...
Scott Wyatt Rawls
as Roslyn Artists Strin...
Julie Signitzer
as Roslyn Artists Strin...
Christopher Collins ...
as Roslyn Artists Strin...
Sandra Fine
as Roslyn Artists Strin...
George McDaniel
as The Tiger
Cynthia Adler
as Vesta Rose Commercia...
Albert Roscoe
as Maurice Taylor
as Ruth Patchett
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Critic Reviews for She-Devil

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (7)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for She-Devil

I absolutely loved this movie! Roseanne has never been as entertaining and mischievous as she is in this. If you loved her show, you ought to see it. The rest of the cast is just perfect. This film is hilarious and heartfelt at the same time. We identify and sympathize with Ruth, she's just an ordinary woman like the rest of us, but she has guts too. I highly recommend it, it's a lot of fun.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


An enjoyable surprise, having expected this to be total trash. Meryl Streep played her role really well as the husband stealing, spoilt, Neurotic. This film would bring many a smile to anyone who could relate to the Woman Scorned scenario and the list and the cool demeanour of Ruth (Roseanne) was proof of Revenge being a dish best served cold.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

Meryl Streep owns the Knowledge to play the roles of "Divas" or wannabe. However Roseanne was really funny in this Movie. The Part where she lives her house burning back was really funny.

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

She-Devil Quotes

Mary Fisher: I'm taking back control of my life, Bob!
– Submitted by Dejah S (4 years ago)

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