Intolerable Cruelty. 2003. USA. Directed by Joel Coen. Screenplay by Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen. Based on a story by Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, John Romano. With George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Geoffrey Rush. 35mm. 100 min.
When a gorgeous gold digger meets a handsome divorce attorney, the natural enemies sizzle with chemistry. Miles drafts prenuptial agreements so ironclad they are part of the curriculum at Harvard Law. Marilyn’s rich husbands always seem to have fewer funds once she leaves them, with or without a prenup. Both Miles and Marilyn are cartoonish, but it works in this wickedly satirical comedy.