Synopsis: Ruth is a wife and mother who tries to please her husband (Bob) but finds him pulling away and spending more time at the office than at home. When he begins an affair with a famous romance novelist (Mary) and leaves Ruth to raise their kids, she decides she's had enough of playing nice docile housewife. Ruth endeavors to show Bob and Mary the truth about themselves and each other, while creating a new successful life of her own.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Susan Seidelman
Production: 20th Century Fox
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min


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.

Tonight my husband

is taking me...

To a very fancy affair...

So I'm going to do

whatever it takes to look great.

Sometimes you just have

to pull out all the staff.

Yet another magnificent


Based on the

passionate prose of...

The reigning Royal Highness

of romance...

Her Majesty Mary Fisher.

At the tender age of 34...

She has already penned

over 30 novels!

These steamy stories

have sold in the millions...

Affording Mary a lifestyle...

Even her wealthiest heroine

would envy.

Here, in her lavish

Long Island Palace...

Mary lives in the lap of luxury.



I think that's important

in a long term relationship.

And that's what I think women

find from my novels, a...

They find ways to...

Make their men feel...

Important and comfortable...

So that he knows

that he is...

The man...

You know, so

there's no confusion.

Ever the faithful daughter...

Mary is never too busy

to visit with her mother.

Who convalesces in style...

At the Golden Twilight

rest home.

Mrs. Francine Fisher

is the proud matriarch...

Of the Fisher clan.

Champagne, caviar

and dashing men.

Sit down!

Mary Fisher...

Takes a moment to reflect on

her writing philosophy...

Mr. Patchett...

I got your wife

on line three.

Hello, Ruth!

Hi, honey!

How's my favorite

accountant doing today?

Oh, I'm swamped,

my secretary quit...

I'm going out of my mind...

I'm trying to break

in a new girl...

Oh, well, I just called

to tell you...

How excited I'm

about the party tonight!

Ruth, I'm warning you!

It's going to be very boring.

A bunch of people

I don't really even know.

I just want to do

some networking...

Trying to round up

some new clients...

I don't think it's...

Worth your time to drive

all the way into the city.

Oh, I don't mind!

We haven't been out

together for so long!

Okay, Ruth.

Don't say I didn't warn you!

I got to run, okay sweety?

Bye, bye!

Bye, Bob!

How did you get here?

Oh, I took the Concorde.

It was a little cramped.

Oh, I'm so sorry!

Oh, my God!

It's you!

I don't believe it!

- Oh, I'm so sorry!

- You've ruined my...

Ruth, what are you doing?

Bob, I just spilled

my wine...

On the famous

author Mary Fisher!

I have read

all of your books!

- That's very nice!

- Ruth, why don't you go get...

Some salt and some Perrier

to remove the stain?

Hurry, honey, hurry!

Salt and Perrier!

A man...

Familiar with a woman's domain...

I like that!

It's just that my wife is

always toppling things.

- She's a bit clumsy.

- That's your wife?

- Too bad!

- Yeah...

It's too late!

That stain has already set.

Why don't we just cover it up?

I insist that you send

the bill for the dry cleaning.

I'm sorry.

It's very gallant!

Now I need

another drink, Mr.?

I'm Patchett,

Bob Patchett.

Mr. Patchett.

Hey, can I have some

salt and Perrier?

I just knocked my wine

on Mary Fisher.

You know, the famous author?

What is it exactly that

you do, Mr. Patchett?

- I'm a financial consultant.

- Really?


Oh, I'm filled with awe...

For men who know how

to handle money!

I can't even balance

my own checkbook!

Doesn't your accountant

do that for you?

Should he?

The good ones do.

Actually, Miss Fisher...

I'm moving heavily into

artists management.

I like to be around creative types.

I find it very... stimulating.

Stimulated accounting

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