Intolerable Cruelty is a romantic comedy about a man who wins in court and a woman who courts to win.
A mix of Beverly Hills high glamour and maliciously competitive fun, Intolerable Cruelty brings together in movie matrimony the high-powered filmmaking talents of Academy Award (r) winners BRIAN GRAZER (A Beautiful Mind, 8 Mile) and JOEL COEN & ETHAN COEN (Fargo, O Brother, Where Art Thou?) with two of the screen's biggest and brightest stars, GEORGE CLOONEY (Ocean's Eleven, The Perfect Storm) and Academy Award(r) winner CATHERINE ZETA-JONES (Chicago, Traffic), along with a cast of unusual pedigree, including Oscar(r) winner BILLY BOB THORNTON (Monster's Ball, The Man Who Wasn't There), Oscar(r) winner GEOFFREY RUSH (Pirates of the Caribbean, Shine), CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER (Barbershop, The Original Kings of Comedy), EDWARD HERRMANN (Nixon, The Emperor's Club) and RICHARD JENKINS (Changing Lanes, The Man Who Wasn't There).
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George Clooney portrays Miles Massey in Intolerable Cruelty, a prominent Los Angeles divorce attorney who 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 (Zeta-Jones). Marylin is the soon-to-be ex-wife of his client Rex Rexroth (Edward Herrmann), a wealthy real estate developer and habitual philanderer. With the help of hard charging private investigator Gus Petch (Cedric The Entertainer), 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 (Billy Bob Thornton). Miles and his unflappable associate, Wrigley (PAUL ADELSTEIN), 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.
Intolerable Cruelty FeaturesSubtitles in French and Spanish
Hilarious Outtakes and Hysterical Hijinks
Style File "The Wardrobe": Get The Inside Scoop on the Fabulous Fashions
"A Look Inside Intolerable Cruelty": A Detailed, In-Depth Look at The Creation of the Movie
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