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Catherine Zeta Jones divorces George Clooney – Intolerable Cruelty

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Intolerable Cruelty (2003) – snappy, intelligent edutainement, not just a romantic fast flood movie. And about divoraceous relations.

George Clooney, Catherine Zeta Jones - Intolerable Cruelty dvd cover

Ridendo castigat mores: laughing castigate the mores.

I tend to agree with this IMDB review, even if it may be over-enthusiastic:

Clooney and Zeta Jones at their best, 20 January 2005
Dan Da’man: Intolerable cruelty is possibly the best written romantic comedy of the modern era. The script writers deserve much credit for this under rated flick, as do Clooney and Zeta-Jones, who turn out their best performances since the turn of the century.

On first viewing this movie can appear just another average comedy with a few names but nothing special.George Clooney, Catherine Zeta Jones - Intolerable Cruelty barbed wire Its what I thought. I even tuned out for some period. But on my repeated viewing I picked up all the delicate intricacies and humour. I now cannot watch this film without feeling happy, it changes my mood. It has a brilliant balance of legal proceedings, meaningless humour, character revealing humour, trait development whilst raising some unavoidable issues about American divorce proceedings. I highly rate this film and ask viewers to relax and enjoy the humour but also pay close attention to the twists and turns.

Also, I recommend Intolerable Cruelty to the education department as it is ideal for students to study and analyse. It will keep them interested and allow them understand character development at its best, whilst giving them an insight into divorce law.

An unprincipled divorce attorney falls in love with a manipulative gold-digger.

Directed by Joel Coen

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Written by flowingly

December 21, 2006 at 08:09

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