Roseanne Barr and Meryl Streep battle it out in the wacky comedy SHE-DEVIL.
Mary Fisher (Streep) is a romance novelist who lives in a pink palace by the sea. Ruth Patchett (Barr) is a frumpy housewife with a bad attitude. They have one thing in common - Bob( Ed Begley Jr) - Mary's lover and Ruth's husband!
Ruth decides to get even with her louse of a spouse, so she blows up the house, and frames Bob for embezzlement. Along the way Ruth also digs up Mary's mother in a decaying nursing home, and decides a "family reunion" is needed....!
Based on the novel "The Life and Loves of the She-Devil" by Fay Weldon, this is a charming film. If you loved DEATH BECOMES HER you will flip over SHE-DEVIL.
*some spoilers* Call me crazy, call this a guilty pleasure, but I happen to like this movie. I know it got generally negative reviews but I think it deserves a fresh rating at least. She-Devil is one of those campy movies of the eighties, and this one is about revenge. It boasts a stellar comedic trio of leads as well as the great Sylvia Miles stealing the show as Meryl Streep's mother. I was never really a big fan of Roseanne. I knew she existed, but I never really … more
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Someone stole her husband...and now there's hell to pay! Roseanne Barr puts a hilarious twist on the domestic goddess persona that made her a star, and Meryl Streep makes you marvel at [her] real comic witchcraft (Newsweek). She-Devil is a film that doesn't stop at mild-mannered prankster revengeit's a funny Fatal Attraction on steroids, with attitude, that's gone bad! Meet Mary Fisher (Streep). She's got it all: a cliff-side villa overlooking the ocean, a wholly satisfying career as a romance novelist...and Ruth Patchett's husband. And when Ruth (Barr) discovers that her social-climbing spouse (Ed Begley, Jr.) has been spending his time at Mary's pink-and-white-monstrosity-by-the-sea, she doesn't just vow to get him back...she vows to get even! Setting out todestroy his business accountsas well as Mary's precious reputation and careerRuth proves the old adage about a woman scornedby delivering up a husband nearly scorched!