Intolerable Cruelty Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for Intolerable Cruelty the Movie

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The Coens are back with another impeccably cast and written comedy. This time they tackle the genre of screwball comedy, with the formidable help of stars Clooney and Zeta-Jones. He is Miles Massey, an unbeatable divorce attorney, and she's Marilyn Rexroth, a gold-digging serial divorcee. They meet when Miles is hired by Marilyn's soon-to-be-ex, Rex, who's been caught cheating but doesn't want to pay up. When Miles beats her out of her settlement, they begin a dance of mutual attraction and escalating acts of...well, you know. In addition to the genuine movie-star spark of the leads, plenty of hilarious supporting characters inhabit the Coens' over-the-top L.A. landscape. Film's fascination with the characters' charming amorality results in great moments, but contributes to a weak ending by draining the warmth that the romance portion requires.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 100 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Divorce, Law & Lawyers, Wedding Bells, Romantic Comedy, L.A., Hit Men/Women, Private Eyes, Screwball Comedy
Screenplay
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone
Cast
George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Geoffrey Rush, Cedric the Entertainer, Edward Herrmann, Richard Jenkins, Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Adelstein, Irwin Keyes, Julia Duffy, Tom Aldredge, Jonathan Hadary, Stacey Travis, Royce D. Applegate
Cinematography
Roger Deakins
Director
Joel Coen
Music
Carter Burwell
Other
Peter Kurland, Roderick Jaynes, Tony Fanning, Mary Zophres, Leslie McDonald
Producer
Ethan Coen, Brian Grazer, Imagine Entertainment, Alphaville, Universal Pictures

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