Intolerable Cruelty is a romantic comedy about a man who wins in court and a woman who courts to win.
A mix of Beverly Hills high glamour and maliciously competitive fun, it brings together in movie matrimony the high-powered filmmaking talents of Academy Award winners BRIAN GRAZER (A Beautiful Mind, 8 Mile) and JOEL COEN & ETHAN COEN (Fargo, O Brother, Where Art Thou?) with two of the screen’s biggest and brightest stars, GEORGE CLOONEY (Ocean’s Eleven, The Perfect Storm) and Academy Award winner CATHERINE ZETA-JONES (Chicago, Traffic), along with a cast of unusual pedigree, including Oscar winner BILLY BOB THORNTON (Monster’s Ball, The Man Who Wasn’t There), Oscar winner GEOFFREY RUSH (Pirates of the Caribbean, Shine), CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER (Barbershop, The Original Kings of Comedy), EDWARD HERRMANN (Nixon, The Emperor’s Club) and RICHARD JENKINS (Changing Lanes, The Man Who Wasn’t There).
Joel Coen (Director / Screenwriter) was honored by the Cannes International Film Festival in 2001 as Best Director for The Man Who Wasn’t There and in 1991 as Best Director for Barton Fink. In 1996, he was honored as Best Director by the New York Film Critics Circle, the National Board of Review and the BAFTA Awards for Fargo and also won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Fargo, which he co-wrote with his brother Ethan.
The screenplay for O Brother, Where Art Thou?, also co-written with Ethan, was nominated for a BAFTA Award and an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Other films he has directed and co-written are The Big Lebowski, The Hudsucker Proxy, Miller’s Crossing, Raising Arizona and Blood Simple.
Ethan Coen (Producer / Screenwriter) has produced and co-written such critically acclaimed films as Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink (winner of the Palme d’Or, Best Director and Best Actor Awards at the 1991 Cannes International Film Festival) and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (which was nominated for two Academy Awards, four BAFTA Awards and two Golden Globe Awards).
In 1996, one of the year’s most honored films, Fargo (which he produced and co-wrote), received four Academy Award nominations and won two, including Best Original Screenplay for Ethan and his brother Joel. Among the other films he has co-written and produced are Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, The Hudsucker Proxy, The Big Lebowski and The Man Who Wasn’t There.
Release Date 10th October 2003
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