Intolerable Cruelty

Intolerable Cruelty


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Joel and Ethan Coen take on the classic battle-of-the-sexes screwball comedy with Intolerable Cruelty. George Clooney plays Miles Massey, a high-powered Los Angeles divorce lawyer nearing a midlife crisis. While representing wealthy client Rex Rexroth (Edward Herrmann), Miles meets his match in Rex's gold-digging wife, Marilyn Rexroth (Catherine Zeta-Jones). He's impressed by her similarly heartless ways of using marriage to fuel an expensive lifestyle, but he still defeats her in court. With Marilyn looking to get her revenge and Miles finding himself attracted to her, the two engage in a ruthless romantic pursuit to out-swindle each other. Billy Bob Thornton shows up in a small role as Texas oil tycoon Howard Doyle.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/10/2004
UPC: 0096896126238
Original Release: 2003
Rating: PG-13
Source: Universal Studios

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Clooney Miles Massey
Catherine Zeta-Jones Marylin Rexroth
Geoffrey Rush Donovan Donnelly
Cedric the Entertainer Gus Petch
Edward Herrmann Rex Rexroth
Richard Jenkins Freddy Bender
Billy Bob Thornton Howard Doyle
Paul Adelstein Wrigley
Julia Duffy Sara Sorkin
Stacey Travis Bonnie Donovan
Jack Kyle Ollie Olerud
Jonathan Hadary Heinz, the Baron Krauss von Espy
Irwin Keyes Wheezy Joe
John Bliss Mr. MacKinnon
Mia Cottet Ramona Barcelona
Kristin Datillo Actor
Tom Aldredge Herb Myerson
Camille Anderson Santa Fe Tart
Royce D. Applegate Mr. Gutman
Kitana Baker Santa Fe Tart
Andre Rosey Brown Gus's Pal
Blake Clark Convention Secretary
Booth Colman Gutman Trial Judge
Kristin Dattilo-Hayward Rex's Young Woman
Judith Drake Mrs. Gutman
Sean Fenton Bailiff
Doug Fisher Maitre D'
Mary Gillis Court Reporter
Mary Pat Gleason Nero's Waitress
Emma Harrison Santa Fe Tart
George Ives Mrs. Gutman's Lawyer
Wendle Josepher Miles' Receptionist
Colin Linden Father Scott
Kate Luyben Santa Fe Tart
Bridget Marquardt Santa Fe Tart
Gary Marshal Las Vegas Waiter
Patrick Thomas O'Brien Bailiff
Isabell Monk Judge Marva Munson
Julie Osburn Stewardess
Ken Sagoes Gus's Pal
Nicholas Shaffer Waiter
Tamie Sheffield Santa Fe Tart
Allan Trautman Convention Lawyer
Dale E. Turner Gus's Pal
Kiersten Warren Claire O'Mara
Carter Burwell Conductor

Technical Credits
Joel Coen Director,Screenwriter
Jean A. Black Makeup
Patti Brand Makeup
Carter Burwell Score Composer
John Cameron Co-producer
Ellen Chenoweth Casting
Ethan Coen Producer,Screenwriter
Sean Daniel Executive Producer
Roger Deakins Cinematographer
David Diliberto Musical Direction/Supervision
Clint Dougherty Camera Operator
Jenny Eagan Costumes/Costume Designer
Diana Edgmon Costumes/Costume Designer
Jann K. Engel Set Decoration/Design
Tony Fanning Art Director
Annie Garrity Costumes/Costume Designer
Karen Ruth Getchell Production Manager
Ariel Gold Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Graf Associate Producer
Brian Grazer Producer
Nancy Haigh Set Decoration/Design
Grant Heslov Co-producer
Alix Hester Costumes/Costume Designer
Lisa Hoyle Stunts
James Jacks Executive Producer
Roderick Jaynes Editor
Betsy Magruder Asst. Director
Leslie McDonald Production Designer
Peggy Nichols Makeup
Betsy Patterson Special Effects Supervisor
Robert Ramsey Original Story,Screenwriter
Rhythm & Hues Studios Special Effects
John Romano Original Story
Lori Rowbotham Set Decoration/Design
Andrew Slyder Costumes/Costume Designer
Matthew Stone Original Story,Screenwriter
Christine Wada Costumes/Costume Designer
Eddie Watkins Stunts
James Whitaker Co-producer
Cindy Williams Makeup
Danny Wynands Stunts
Mary Zophres Costumes/Costume Designer

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Intolerable Cruelty 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this movie was horrible. These are terrific actors but did anyone really think that George Clooney could pull off a love sick attorney? The story line looks like if given the proper actors it could have been hysterical... but it was most disapointing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved it. The screwball genre was well represented, the supporting cast ably added those certain defining details and it was a joy to see two sexy ADULTS sparking off each other . Since I am an admirer of both the lead actors and the inimitable Coen brothers I am certainly biased ; nevertheless, I highly recommend it
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first time I attempted to watch the movie, it made me cringe. I gave it a second try thinking maybe I was just wasn't in the mood to watch the movie. I was wrong. This movie was beyond horrible. Catherine Zeta Jones and George Clooney are both talented actors and I have enjoyed several of their films, however in this film, something was definitely missing. The pair did not compliment each other AT ALL, the writing was shody, and the one-liners were a complete miss. The film was all glamour and no substance. Intolerable Cruely. How ironic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie lived up to its title, "Intolerable Cruelty" was what it was for me to watch this movie. If only I could get my money back but I brought the DVD and now am stuck with this lackluster attempt at a romantic comedy. The premise of the movie would play out better if it was not for the two actors, Clooney and Zeta-Jones, who as the main characters, had no chemistry or ability to bounce off each other, otherwise good punchlines. I do like Clooney and Zeta-Jones acting abilities but not in this "intolerable" movie. If not for the supporting cast of Hermann and Duffy, I would have really jumped ship.
andrast More than 1 year ago
Not a typical coen brothers film, but still witty and clever.
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