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Intolerable Cruelty [Blu-ray]

George Clooney , Catherine Zeta Jones , Joel Coen    Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta Jones, Geoffrey Rush, Cedric The Entertainer, Billy Bob Thornton
  • Directors: Joel Coen
  • Language: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Subtitles: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish, Mandarin Chinese
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Jan 2011
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004GCK6WU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,244 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



A sleek George Clooney and a seductive Catherine Zeta-Jones square off magnificently in the divorce comedy Intolerable Cruelty. The plot is simple: lawyer supreme Miles Massey (Clooney) skilfully outmanoeuvres gold-digger Marylin Rexroth (Zeta-Jones) when she divorces her wealthy husband--and she sets out to get revenge. But this movie comes from the creative minds of the Coen Brothers (Fargo, O Brother Where Art Thou?), and so Intolerable Cruelty includes a Scottish wedding chapel in Vegas, an asthmatic hit man, fluffy-dog-stroking European nobility, and a legendarily unbreakable pre-nuptial agreement. Still, it's pretty restrained for the Coens; smooth and consistent, it never stumbles as disappointingly as their movies can, but also never quite hits the operatic pitch of their best work. It's still damn funny, though, with top-notch performances from the leads as well as Geoffrey Rush, Cedric the Entertainer and Billy Bob Thornton. --Bret Fetzer

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From Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen, comes this outrageously funny comedy about a man who wins in court, and a woman who courts to win. Top divorce attorney Miles Massey (George Clooney) has got it all – serial gold-digger Marilyn Rexroth (Catherine Zeta-Jones) wants it all. When Miles falls for the unobtainable Marilyn a hilarious battle of deceit ensues, as underhand tactics, deceptions and an undeniable attraction escalate as the two square off this classic battle of the sexes.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I don't understand why people don't like this 21 Feb 2013
Looking at the star ratings on this film it obviously divides viewers between those who love it and those who hate with with few people being lukewarm in the middle.

The Coen brothers always subvert whatever genre they are making a film in and this is the closest they have come to a romantic comedy. But because it is the Coen Brothers we are not given the usual certainty that things will end up happily ever after and there is a real danger that one character will have the other killed before the end of the film.

Maybe some people don't like the fact that the protagonists are not necessarily the sort of people we are predisposed to liking: Jones' gold digger and Clooney's ruthless divorce lawyer. But that is one of the things that is interesting, the struggle is more with their own natures rather than with external factors.

The characters are larger than life but perhaps not quite as over the top as in some other Coen brothers films so maybe that is what some fans are disappointed by, it is almost too conventional. Or maybe it is sufficiently conventional for non-fans to watch it who then are unsettled by the slight distortion of the universe that you do find in their films.

As entertainment goes this film was laugh out loud at points all the way through. It has a good pace and never drags, and it was visually interesting, unpredictable and clever. It's not going to be my favourite Coen brothers film, but it is still better than 95% of everything that comes out of Hollywood and certainly does not deserve less than four stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It'll nail yo ass 23 Feb 2004
Sorry for using a qoute from this film as my title, but if you didn't get it this is just another reason to see this film.
This another exmple of the cinema magic by the Coen brothers taking a standard film genre turning it on it's head and completely twisting it with their usual flair, eye for great images and endlessly qoutable dialogue.
I noticed in one of the early reviews someone rated it 1 star cause it was't the corny romance they wanted, well it is romantic, cliched, but in the best possible way. This is short, sharp and very often laugh out loud hilarious, when i saw this in the theatre people where in tears laughing, and i was on the verge.
This isn't aromantic comedy, it's a screwball mayhem Clooney is excellant, Zeta-Jones does what she does best (looks pretty), Cedric the Entertainer although implausible named is fantastic, and minor characters like The Baron von Epsy and Wheezy Joe nearly steal the show away from them.
I can't recommend it highly enough
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
As Donovan Donaly (Geoffrey Rush) drives along a sun-drenched palm-tree-lined avenue in suburban California in his Jaguar Coupe, ponytail bobbing in the gentle breeze, he is smugly singing along to Simon & Garfunkel's "The Boxer". The lyrics speak of loose ladies on Seventh Avenue in New York and the broke fighter partaking of their flesh in weaker moments. When he gets into his house, he finds his wife Bonnie (Stacey Travis) is doing just that - having it off with Ollie the pool man - a stoner with erection problems who says 'man' all the time. A fight ensues and Donovan has the spikes of his Daytime Television Lifetime Achievement Award rammed into his fleshy backside. Gunshots are fired...the guilty parties speed off...and as he giggles manically, Donovan takes Polaroids of his bloody posterior for divorce-battle evidence. It then goes into the opening credits - cartoon cupids tying each other to trees and behaving very badly indeed - as the cautionary words of Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Minds" counter the cheesy yet somehow romantic Valentine's Day visuals. It's very witty's very Coens.

And now in early 2011, "Intolerable Cruelty" arrives on a Universal Blu Ray - and I for one am loving it.

George Clooney plays Miles Massey, a legendarily effective but bored divorce lawyer - and Catherine Zeta-Jones plays Marilyn Rexroth - a beautiful and skilled socialite who marries rich older-men - and not necessarily for their conversational skills. When Miles encounters Marilyn in his offices with another divorce lawyer Freddy Bender (a superb Richard Jenkins - the father in Six Feet Under), there is an obvious fascination and attraction between them. Miles then exposes her scam with Rex Rexroth, Marilyn starts another one - and then ensues a game of mental cat and mouse.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected but overall, not bad 14 Dec 2011
When I purchased this, I expected more of a romcom. I guess this might qualify, but if it does, it is with a difference!
I found the first 45 minutes a bit crude and at times unnecessarily so and was just about to switch it off when the movie got better. I have to say the last 45 minutes entertained and kept me guessing about what was to happen next.
The movie might be social comment on the lives of the American mega rich, their pre-nups, divorce lawyers, money grabbing women and infidelity of their men, and if so, it does this with humour.
The plot is George Clooney is a mega successful, mega rich, divorce lawyer who is looking for more meaning in his life. He thinks he has found that when he falls for Catherine Zeta Jones, one of the money grabbers, who is apparently in love with him. But is she really, or is she just after his money!
Watch and find out!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Not the best coen brothers film, but still very watchable.
Not the best coen brothers film, but still very watchable.
Published 4 days ago by Hiace Drifter
4.0 out of 5 stars Intolerable Cruelty is good for a laugh
The movie is not exactly what I expected, some bits were funny.
The product arrived in good condition. If you like Catherine Zeta-Jones and George Clooney it is not a bad buy.
Published 1 month ago by Courtney.B
4.0 out of 5 stars When Coen brothers decided to turn a romantic comedy the result was...
I liked this "romantic black comedy" and my wife liked it even more. Below, more of my impressions, with some limited SPOILERS. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Maciej
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this film
I just enjoyed this film, George Cooney and Catherine Zeta Jones are both brilliant and it is an easy to watch, very amusing film
Published 5 months ago by NT, Wales
1.0 out of 5 stars disappointed
I guess even George Clooney can star in crappy movies! But maybe the content was true to a lifestyle that is repugnant to me. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jeek
3.0 out of 5 stars film
its a bit dated now but filled an otherwise empty evening with a bit of entertainment - Clooney has been better
Published 7 months ago by HJK
5.0 out of 5 stars funny, funny, funny
Very funny and clever movie. Need to watch it at least once to pick up on all that's going on. Love it! Would recommend it to all who like an 'intelligent' comedy movie.
Published 12 months ago by Miss Jennifer Watts
4.0 out of 5 stars Quirky
Not A Bad Movie - Worth A Watch If Your A Fan Of Catherine Or George! Has It's Moments! Was Packed Accordingly and Could Not Beat The Price!
Published 14 months ago by Mr. D. C. Tully
2.0 out of 5 stars Eh.
When I saw that the Coen brothers had been involved in this film I thought it had to be good, but it's really not that great. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Nicola Brown
1.0 out of 5 stars dross
This film can be summed up in two words, utter dross. I only bought it as part of a two pack, with the incomparable Jerry McGuire. Read more
Published 16 months ago by tmcmanu
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