Very ordinary housewife Ruth Patchett (Roseanne Barr) didn't have many priorities beyond trying to make a home for her unappreciative accountant spouse (Ed Begley, Jr.). However, when he summarily dumped her to be with his new client─a famous and flaky romance novelist (Meryl Streep)─she's on a mission to take their lives apart piece by piece. Susan Seidelman's comically catty take on the Fay Weldon novel co-stars Linda Hunt, Sylvia Miles. 89 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.