She-Devil (1989)

Based on the novel The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, by Fay Weldon, this film follows a woman's (Roseanne Arnold) quest for vengeance when her husband is seduced away from her by a novelist.

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 8, 1989
DVD Release Date: October 2, 2001
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

The casting is a real coup, with Barr going her everywoman TV persona one better by breaking the big screen heroine mold, and Streep blowing away any notion that she can't be funny.

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Kathi Maio

By neutralizing the intensity of Ruth's anger, the filmmakers blow their entire plot.

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Kevin A. Ranson

Proof that Roseanne sold her soul for fame.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Barr demonstrates that there is a core of reality inside her TV persona, a core of identifiable human feelings like jealousy and pride, and they provide a sound foundation for her comic acting.

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Neil Cohen
Echo Magazine

Meryl Streep is divine in this misguided guilty pleasure

Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian

A so-so entry in the knee-em-in-the-nuts genre.

Bruce C. Steele

An inept, offensive mess of a comedy.

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Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Misses the savage satire of Fay Weldon's novel.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It absolutely doesn't work.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
I absolutely loved this movie! Roseanne has never been as entertaining and mischievous as she is in this. If you loved her show, you ought to see it. The… More
Dean McKenna
A dismally unfunny rendering of Fay Weldon's novel of a wife taking revenge on her departed husband and his lover.
Lady D'arbanville
An enjoyable surprise, having expected this to be total trash. Meryl Streep played her role really well as the husband stealing, spoilt, Neurotic. This film… More
Andreia Cordeiro
meryl was so beautiful in this really she so rocks the diva roles. I was reluctant to see this movie, but had a nice surprise cause it's quite enjoyable
Wahida K
Meryl Streep owns the Knowledge to play the roles of "Divas" or wannabe. However Roseanne was really funny in this Movie. The Part where she lives her… More
Yinalí Ríos
Super funny!

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