September 21, 2010

Is this actually a movie? #8

It's been a while since I did one of these, but this one's a special retro edition taking us all the way back to 1989. Now, everyone knows that the 80s produced an abundance of schlocky, ridiculous or otherwise questionable films. However, only one of them starred Meryl Streep.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present: 1989's She-Devil.

There's not even anything that weird about this movie on paper - sounds like a pretty standard comedy about a jilted wife enacting zany revenge after catching her husband cheating. But it's all in the execution, I just have to watch the trailer, embedded below, in all its glowing-red-eye glory...

I guess they can't all be winners. But then again, as a testament to the fact that anything Meryl Streep touches turns to gold, she was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance here. She even manages to look good on the poster while Roseanne threatens to eat her alive. Even when she does wrong, she can do no wrong. Damn you, Streep!

1 comment:

DGB said...

Not only is it a movie, but it's a movie that I saw in the theater. <---old

It's as good as you expect it to be. I think putting the loud, screechy Rosanne against the multi-Oscar winning Meryl Streep was a stroke of casting genius.