Intolerable Cruelty Lawyer extraordinaire Miles Massey (George Clooney) loves to obsess over his pearly whites, pre-nups...and gold-digging socialite Marylin Rexroth (Catherine Zeta-Jones), especially after the pampered pet…
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Intolerable Cruelty (2004)

George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, ... | TWO OF A KIND Zeta-Jones and Clooney
TWO OF A KIND Zeta-Jones and Clooney

Details Release Date: Feb 10, 2004; DVD Release Date: Feb 10, 2004; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Comedy, Romance; With: George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones; Distributor: Universal

Lawyer extraordinaire Miles Massey (George Clooney) loves to obsess over his pearly whites, pre-nups...and gold-digging socialite Marylin Rexroth (Catherine Zeta-Jones), especially after the pampered pet divorces her Clooney-repped sugar daddy and seeks revenge. Sure, this Coen brothers flick boasts serious star wattage, including Cedric the Entertainer as an overenthused PI. But Intolerable Cruelty never captures the addictively dark comedic tone of 1996's ''Fargo'' or 1987's ''Raising Arizona.'' What you get instead is a semi-watchable film that's little more than an intolerable and cruel joke. EXTRAS O comedy, where art thou? Besides a few minutes of mildly amusing outtakes, you'll only find a blah behind-the-scenes doc and an oh-so-forgettable peek into the world of costume design. Zzzzz...

Originally posted Feb 13, 2004 Published in issue #751 Feb 13, 2004 Order article reprints