She-Devil (1989) - Comedy

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A surprisingly resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.

IMDB: 5.6
Director: Susan Seidelman
Stars: Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr
Length: 99 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 6 out of 62 found boring (9.67%)

One-line Reviews (21)

Otherwise, unless you are a Meryl Streep fan (who is really very sexy in a twisted sort of way throughout this film) who wants to see her doing something different, don't waste your time.

In fact, the whole intro is so cliché that we expect a punch-line.

Tiresome, endlessly boring -- a pitiful attempt at a comedy.

is quite easily the 4th worst movie of the 80's I don't know what the #### the people are thinking when they say Merly Streep can act she can't act she's so bad I think If I see another thing with Meryl Streep in it I could spot her out even if she had 9,000,000 layers of makeup (to hide her face) OK the plot is so annoying this woman has a husband and she is a housewife and the husband cheats on her for THE WORLDS WORST ACTRESS MERYL STREEP!!!!!!!!!

I recommend this movie if you are really, really bored and can find absolutely nothing else to do.

Her character is uppity and pretentious, what more can she do?

Roseanne is, as always, tedious and tiresome.

The sight of Barr trying to squeeze her way into a glamorous strapless evening dress is humiliating visually but many women could probably identify, and while they might not seek the same time of "War of the Roses" style revenge, enjoyed it on screen.

It's another woman scorned movie but I enjoyed it actually a bit more then wives club due to the fact it didn't drag.

There are dozens of touches brought here which make this a movie so enjoyable to watch.

The one exception to the rule is the ever enjoyable Linda Hunt, who shines as a nursing home matron from the old school who comes out of her shell after meeting Ruth Patchett (Barr).

I only give it a "6", but it is an enjoyable 6!.

This trivial timewaster has one element worth watching: Meryl Streep relaxed.

Here - uniquely so in my experience - she just relaxes, and the result is fascinating.

It's too predictable; I expected much more from the plot, for example I expected that Barr's character would be much more devious / devilish / mean!

Yet, Meryl Streep is an amazing actress with more emotional depth on her pinkie than most of the actresses in Hollywood today, so to see her play a role so far beneath her her original stature is pure pleasure, she gives her character profoundness, Roseanne played her role perfectly, It was fun and exciting to see what her character would do next.

The original series was engrossing and you felt for the fat, really ugly suburban neglected wife at the end.

She-Devil wasn't a simply a comedy as used to think, it's more than that, it maybe is a "black Humor" comedy, showing a human nature acting in our advantages in their small world, lies, betrayal, revenge, build carefully to delight us a upcoming propper revenge driven to unscrupulous couple lover, interesting how the whole thing fit together almost perfectly, Roseanne Barr was the high point, underlying rationale of the picture, Meryl Streep has an usual performance as an ambitious woman, Ed Begley Jr. never convinced anyone, an enjoyable black humor comedy.

Yeah, you'll initially hate the she-devil, but you'll hate the folks around her more and at some point start rooting for her as she climbs UP through the muck of her boring life, of letting herself go thinking her life was fine and it was not, and her adulterous thoughtless, degrading husband.

It's a wonderfully-written and enjoyable film.

I enjoyed it thoroughly!