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Intolerable Cruelty

Joel and Ethan Coen take a full-handed swipe at melodramatic and pompous Hollywood productions (see Jerry Maguire) in their latest film Intolerable Cruelty. George Clooney delivers a charismatic performance as a fast-talking divorce lawyer, Miles Massey, who falls for Marylin Rexroth (Catherine Zeta-Jones), a charming yet gold-digging divorcče. There are times that Intolerable itself is guilty of taking things too far, but all is forgiven because the movie is so damn funny. The film is at its most effective in the more subdued scenes where we can appreciate the Coen brothers' witty dialogue to the fullest.