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    Intolerable Cruelty - 10/10



    Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
    Synopsis: Miles Massey, a prominent Los Angeles divorce attorney has everything--and in some cases, two of everything. Despite his impressive client list, a formidable win record, the respect of his peers and an ironclad contract (the "Massey pre-nup") named after him, he's reached a crossroads in his life. Sated on success, boredom has set in and he's looking for new challenges. All that changes when Miles meets his match in the devastating Marylin Rexroth. Marylin is the soon-to-be ex-wife of his client Rex Rexroth, a wealthy real estate developer and habitual philanderer. With the help of hard charging private investigator Gus Petch, she has Rex nailed and is looking forward to the financial independence a successful divorce will bring. But thanks to Miles' considerable skills, she ends up with nothing. Not to be outdone, Marylin schemes to get even and as part of her plan, quickly marries oil tycoon Howard Doyle. Miles and his unflappable associate, Wrigley, unwittingly dig themselves in deeper and deeper as they go head-to-head with Marylin. Underhanded tactics, deceptions and an undeniable attraction escalate as Marylin and Miles square off in this classic battle of the sexes.

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    Genre(s): Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Romance Rating: MPAA PG-13: Sexual content, language and brief violence. Runtime: 100 mins. Theatrical Release:
    10/10/2003

    Cast & Role
    George Clooney - Miles Massey
    Hugh Grant - Cast
    Catherine Zeta-Jones - Marilyn Rexroth
    Tea Leoni - Cast
    Geoffrey Rush - Donovan Donnelly
    Cedric 'Cedric The Entertainer' - Kyles Gus Petch
    Edward Herrmann - Rex Rexroth
    Paul Adelstein - Wrigley

    Crew & Credit
    Joel Coen - Director
    Jonathan Demme - Director

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    Did anyone see this? Just wondering what people thought?
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    It's a quirky romantic comedy wrapped up in plenty of memorable Coens Brothers' dialogue and characters. The two main characters are thoroughly selfish and manipulative, but that didn't stop me from liking them a bit more than typical romantic comedy leads. If you liked George Clooney's character in Oh Brother! Where Art Thou? you'll enjoy his Miles Massey. Catherine Zeta Jones doesn't do much except look sultry and manipulate her husbands, but she's well suited to the task. I recommend it if you're a fan of the Coen's style but prefer more mainstream content than their usual work.
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