Director: Susan Seidelman Run Time: 99 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG 13 Release Year: 1989
Starring: Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Ed Begley Jr., Linda Hunt, Sylvia Miles
B-Sides, Meryl Streep: Although her dramatic roles may get the most attention, Meryl Streep’s comedic performances truly show off her powers. As Mary Fisher in She-Devil she lets loose as a privileged narcissist, with absolutely wild physical comedy.
Roseanne Barr takes her messy wife routine to the next level when she stars as a frumpy housewife and mother named Ruth Patchett in She-Devil. Unkept and a total mess, she’s the exact opposite of beautiful and wealthy romance novelist Mary Fisher (Meryl Streep). Though different in every way, the do have one thing in common: Ruth’s account husband Bob. Although Bob always thought his wife was a total disaster, once he decides to leave her for someone more put together, all bets are off for Ruth. Bent on revenge, she pulls out all the stops in her mission to become the ultimate domestic demon!