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She-Devil (1989)

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Susan Seidelman directed this loose adaptation of Fay Weldon's novel The Life and Loves of a She-Devil concerning the extreme revenge exacted by a dumpy housewife on her philandering husband. Mary Fisher (Meryl Streep) is a best-selling romance novelist of the manner of Danielle Steel or Jackie Collins. One night at a glamorous dinner party, Ruth (Roseanne Barr), the frumpy housewife of Bob (Ed Begley Jr.), accidentally spills wine over Mary's pink evening gown. Bob rushes to Mary's assistance,

PG-13,

Comedy

Oct 2, 2001

20th Century Fox

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All Critics (25) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (10) | DVD (1)

Meryl Streep is divine in this misguided guilty pleasure

July 29, 2007
Echo Magazine

Misses the savage satire of Fay Weldon's novel.

November 11, 2005
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Proof that Roseanne sold her soul for fame.

December 8, 2004
MovieCrypt.com

A so-so entry in the knee-em-in-the-nuts genre.

July 7, 2004

It absolutely doesn't work.

September 23, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Just as big of a surprise that Streep and Barr are working together, is the fact that this is mildly entertaining.

July 10, 2003
eFilmCritic.com

A flop at the time of it's release, but actually a very good and funny female revenge fantasy from the seriously underrated director Susan Seidelman.

May 2, 2003
KFOR Channel 4 News

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.
December 4, 2012
ajv2688

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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.
September 15, 2010
76Majikat

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.
December 11, 2009
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Wahida K

Super Reviewer

A dismally unfunny rendering of Fay Weldon's novel of a wife taking revenge on her departed husband and his lover.
November 7, 2006
deano
Dean McKenna

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    1. Mary Fisher: I'm taking back control of my life, Bob!
    – Submitted by Dejah S (2 years ago)
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