Susan Seidelman's last female-driven 80s comedy. Don't let Roseanne scare you away!
She-Devil is a 1989 American film starring Meryl Streep and Roseanne Barr. It was directed by Susan Seidelman. It is the second adaptation of the novel The Life and Loves of a She-Devil by British writer Fay Weldon, after a BBC TV adaptation was first broadcast in 1986.
Ruth is a frumpy, overweight housewife and mother, who desperately tries to please her accountant husband Bob. After Bob meets romance novelist Mary Fisher at a dinner party, they begin having an affair; Mary also hires him as her accountant. Though aware of the affair, Ruth initially lives in denial (believing it to be a fling which Bob will leave) and continues to take care of her two children, Nicolette and Andrew, and doing other household chores. However, Ruth soon begins to feel ragged after trying to get things prepared 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...