“- Mary Fisher: What's the matter with your clothes?
- Nicolette: You did the laundry.”
Plot – Ruth Patchett is a forty-year-old inept and portly housewife who leads a dull life in a New York suburb. She's married to Bob, an ambitious accountant, and she's the mother of Andy and Nicolette. At a reception, Ruth clumsily spills her cocktail on Mary Fisher's dress, a charming woman. Bob drives Mary home and the two spend the night together. As Ruth learns about the betrayal, she enacts diabolical initiatives setting fire to her house and bringing her children at Fisher's. Then Ruth is hired as assistant in a nursing home but she changes the therapeutic methods of the patient, until she abandons the clinic along with Hooper, a dwarf nurse. Always full of fertile ideas, Ruth opens with her new friend a start-up office for alone and repressed women and she gains a lot of success.
All actors – Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Ed Begley Jr., Linda Hunt, Sylvia Miles, Elisebeth Peters, Bryan Larkin, A Martinez, Maria Pitillo, Mary Louise Wilson, Susan Willis, Jack Gilpinshow all
“She-Devil” Quotes 11 quotes
“- Bob: Okay Ruth, I'll give you a few days, then you've got to come back for the kids. Where can I reach you?
- Ruth Patchett: I'm not coming back, Bob, they'll have a much better life here with you.
- Bob: Wait a minute, Ruth, where're you going?
- Ruth Patchett: I don't know, Bob, into my future I guess.”
“You give men what they want, and then they don't want it anymore.”
- Paula: I hate to say "I told you so"...
- Mary Fisher: But you just did, didn't you?
“You are a mature and vibrant woman, and don't you let anybody tell you anything different.”
“- Hooper: What is going on here?
- Ruth Patchett: Oh, isn't it wonderful?
- Hooper: I know what you've been doing! The vitamins, the workouts, it's against the rules! I'm going to report you to Mrs. Trumper and then you'll be sorry.
- Ruth Patchett: Oh I don't think so, I have been sorry my whole life and by the looks of it, so have you, so you...” (continue) (continue reading)
- 'People' Reporter: So, are you saying she was... promiscuous?
- Mrs. Fisher: "Promiscuous"? She was a teen-aged tramp; she couldn't get enough! She would do it anywhere, anytime, and with anyone! She got knocked up when she was sixteen.
- 'People' Reporter: Knocked up?
- Mrs. Fisher: Well, she couldn't take care of it! Had to give that cute... (continue) (continue reading)
“Some women are born beautiful. They make it look easy. But most women have to put a little time and effort into their appearance, and then there are those of us who need all the help we can get, like me.”
“I'm taking back control of my life, Bob! As long as you're all under my roof things will be done my way, starting now!”