Intolerable Cruelty

Intolerable Cruelty ★★

Film #7 from Scavenger Hunt 48
Task 5. A post-1960 screwball comedy

This is indeed a model screwball comedy with a Coen Brother’s edge. You can just imagine Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn in the lead roles. But therein lies the problem. Clooney is good if slightly over the top as the unbeatable divorce lawyer but Catherine Zeta Jones is no Hepburn in the role of unobtainable gold-digger. As a result, there is no banter or badinage between them just a whole load of ‘bleh!’.

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