Intolerable Cruelty Poster

Release Date: October 10th, 2003

DVD Release Date: February 10th, 2004

PG-13|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Miles Massey (George Clooney) is an exceptional divorce lawyer who specializes in saving cheating husbands from having to pay expensive settlements. Unchallenged, he wearies of his life -- until he meets the cunning Marylin Rexroth (Catherine Zeta-Jones). When Massey's representation of her husband in court denies her any divorce compensation, Marylin vows to get revenge, enlisting the help of an oil baron (Billy Bob Thornton), and the two vie for the advantage in a flirtatious duel of wits.

Cast: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Geoffrey Rush, Cedric the Entertainer , Richard Jenkins, Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Adelstein, Julia Duffy

Director: Joel Coen

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: The KL Line, Imagine Entertainment, Alphaville Films

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • None of this would work, of course, without stylish performances in the leads and Mr. Clooney and Ms. Zeta-Jones do themselves and their dubious characters proud.

  • The Coen brothers had a golden opportunity to make a darkly humorous, deliciously clever battle of the sexes, and they let it slip through their fingers. Instead, the duo... settled for a broad farce that is long on manic, cartoonish behavior and short on intelligence and wit. show more

  • There are laughs here aplenty, and sexy, goofy, off-the-cuff charm. show more

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