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Intolerable Cruelty [WS] [DVD] [2003]

Release Date:02/10/2004
Joel and Ethan Coen's screwball comedy Intolerable Cruelty, the first film they have ever made that did not originate with them, comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and does a fabulous job of capturing the film's bright color scheme. English, French, and Spanish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, and a second English soundtrack is accessible in DTS 5.1. French and Spanish subtitles are accessible, and English captions are optional. Supplemental materials include a humorous blooper reel personally approved by Joel Coen, a ten-minute making-of featurette containing interview clips with the Coen brothers as well as stars George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and a featurette concerning the work that went into the film's excellent costume design. This is a solid release from Universal.

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    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (32 out of 33)

    Special Features

    • "Hilarious Outtakes" and hysterical hijinks: On the set with Catherine Zeta-Jones and George Clooney
    • Style file "The Wardrobe": Get the inside scoop on the fabulous fashions of Intolerable Cruelty
    • "A Look Inside Intolerable Cruelty": A detailed, in-depth look at the creation of the movie
    • Closed Captioned


    Intolerable Cruelty
    Joel and Ethan Coen take on the classic battle-of-the-sexes screwball comedy with Intolerable Cruelty. George Clooney plays Miles Massey, a high-powered Los Angeles divorce lawyer nearing a midlife crisis. While representing wealthy client Rex Rexroth (Edward Herrmann), Miles meets his match in Rex's gold-digging wife, Marilyn Rexroth (Catherine Zeta-Jones). He's impressed by her similarly heartless ways of using marriage to fuel an expensive lifestyle, but he still defeats her in court. With Marilyn looking to get her revenge and Miles finding himself attracted to her, the two engage in a ruthless romantic pursuit to out-swindle each other. Billy Bob Thornton shows up in a small role as Texas oil tycoon Howard Doyle. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • George Clooney
      George Clooney - Miles Massey
    • Catherine Zeta-Jones
      Catherine Zeta-Jones - Marylin Rexroth
    • Geoffrey Rush
      Geoffrey Rush - Donovan Donnelly
    • Cedric the Entertainer
      Cedric the Entertainer - Gus Petch
    • Edward Herrmann
      Edward Herrmann - Rex Rexroth

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