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Director: Joel Coen     Starring: Catherine Zeta-Jones George Clooney
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40234856
UPC: 025192431227
UPC 14: 00025192431227
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Sparks fly when brilliant divorce attorney miles massey meets his match in the beautiful but ruthless marilyn. A hilarious romantic comedy about men, women and everything that can go wrong between them.

"Tight as a drum, glamorous and exquisitely funny...  Damon Wise, Empire
"The movie is a delicious, consistently hilarious screwball farce...  William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Editor's Note
George Clooney establishes himself as a true Hollywood movie star and heir to the Cary Grant throne in this hysterical dark romantic comedy from the Coen brothers. Clooney plays Miles Massey, an unhappy and lonely divorce lawyer who specializes in protecting the wealth of men who have been caught cheating by their wives. But when Marilyn Rexroth (Catherine Zeta-Jones, who has never looked better) walks into his office, he thinks he might be in love, leading to a thrilling cat-and-mouse battle of the sexes in which audiences never know who's scamming whom and whether true love is ever attainable--especially when there is a lot of money at stake.

Much has been made of the Coens' venture into mainstream movies, but INTOLERABLE CRUELTY fits in well in their pantheon of unusual and highly entertaining films, including THE HUDSUCKER PROXY, THE BIG LEBOWSKI, and BLOOD SIMPLE. Clooney and Zeta-Jones light up the screen, and they get ample support from Billy Bob Thornton as a rich country bumpkin oil magnate, Julia Duffy as a poor little rich girl, Richard Jenkins as a low-rent lawyer, Edward Herrmann as a train-loving naughty boy, Geoffrey Rush as an eccentric television producer, Cedric the Entertainer as an outrageous private investigator, and the inimitable Irwin Keyes as bizarre hit man Wheezy Joe. Fast-paced dialogue, gorgeous settings, and Clooney's facial gestures combine for a whirlwind film that is both fun and funny. The soundtrack contains many Simon & Garfunkel songs, in two cases riotously performed by a folksinging priest and a Las Vegas chapel bagpiper.


Video Features DVD, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal Home Video
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/23/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 100 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2003
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 24312
Video UPC UPC: 00025192431227
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 4:3

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Billy Bob Thornton
Video Cast Info Catherine Zeta-Jones
Video Cast Info Cedric the Entertainment
Video Cast Info Edward Herrmann
Video Cast Info Geoffrey Rush
Video Cast Info George Clooney
Video Cast Info Paul Adelstein
Video Cast Info Richard Jenkins
Video Cast Info Brian Grazer - Producer
Video Cast Info Carter Burwell - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Ethan Coen - Producer
Video Cast Info Ethan Coen - Editor
Video Cast Info Ethan Coen, et al. - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Joel Coen - Editor
Video Cast Info Joel Coen - Director
Video Cast Info Roger Deakins - Cinematographer

Professional Reviews

Total Film
"...Clooney turns in a terrific comic performance that stirs memories of Cary Grant..." 11/01/2003 p.92

Rolling Stone
"...In the Coen manner, the film brims with crafty character turns..." 10/30/2003 p.100

New York Times
"...An intelligent, modern screwball comedy, a minor classic on the order of competent, fast-talking curve balls about deception and greed like Mitchell Liesen's EASY LIVING and Billy Wilder's MAJOR AND THE MINOR..." 10/10/2003 p.E13

Sight and Sound
"...CRUELTY stands up fine as Friday-night fun..." 11/01/2003 p.30-49

USA Today
"INTOLERABLE CRUELTY is a deliciously good time, enhanced by the big-screen charisma of its two stars..." 10/10/2003 p.5E

Los Angeles Times
"...With George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones working together beautifully..." 10/10/2003 p.C1

Wall Street Journal
"[A] quick-witted comedy....Catherin Zeta-Jones is Marilyn, a gorgeous schemer who wants to take her filthy-rich husband -- and Miles's woefully foolish client -- to the cleaners." 12/04/2009

James Berardinelli's ReelViews 9 of 10
I haven't liked every film the Coens have made, but even the least impressive title on their resume

Rolling Stone 8 of 10
In the Coen manner, the film brims with crafty character turns, including Billy Bob Thornton as a ri - Peter Travers

Chicago Sun-Times 6 of 10
... The movie has many scenes of delicious comedy, Cloo-ney and Zeta-Jones play their characters per - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Clooney,George
Product attributeLabel:   Mca Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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