Intolerable Cruelty

Ethan Coen and Joel Coen are very versatile directors and every time they come up with a refreshing plot and engaging screenplay. The romantic comedy, ‘Intolerable Cruelty’ was released worldwide in October 2003. Directed by Joel and written by Coen brothers, Mathew Stone, and Robert Ramsey, the film was a blockbuster hit. The lead role was performed by the century’s greatest actor in Hollywood, George Cooney brilliantly. We should say that he lived as Miles Massey than just acting! The other cast and the crew also did their role flawlessly. The movie was hilarious and precise in a way that only Coen brothers can pull off. There was beautiful chemistry between George and Catherine (female lead). The film has every element to drag the crowd, especially the youngsters adored the film for its hot sex elements, romantic scenes, and soulful songs. No wonder that the film made a humongous $120 million box office collection.

Even though the movie acquired a lot of positive reviews, it was considered as Coen brother’s weakly scripted film! The notable review page, ‘Rotten Tomato’ certified the film as fresh and gave a score of 75%. Continue to read this article to know the cast in detail and the abstract of the story.

Miles Massey, a prominent Los Angeles divorce attorney has everything–and in some cases, two of everything. Despite his impressive client list, a formidable win record, the respect of his peers and an ironclad contract (the Massey pre-nup) named after him, he’s reached a crossroads in his life. Sated on success, boredom has set in and he’s looking for new challenges. All that changes when Miles meets his match in the devastating Marylin Rexroth. Marylin is the soon-to-be ex-wife of his client Rex Rexroth, a wealthy real estate developer and habitual philanderer. With the help of hard charging private investigator Gus Petch, she has Rex nailed and is looking forward to the financial independence a successful divorce will bring. But thanks to Miles’ considerable skills, she ends up with nothing. Not to be outdone, Marylin schemes to get even and as part of her plan, quickly marries oil tycoon Howard Doyle. Miles and his unflappable associate, Wrigley, unwittingly dig themselves in deeper and deeper as they go head-to-head with Marylin. Underhanded tactics, deceptions and an undeniable attraction escalate as Marylin and Miles square off in this classic battle of the sexes.