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A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce.

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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 ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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A romantic comedy with bite. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 October 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Intolerable  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$138,555 (Japan) (16 April 2004)

Gross:

$537,646 (Japan) (16 April 2004)
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Catherine Zeta-Jones' way of acting in this movie was modeled upon Katharine Hepburn's romantic roles. See more »

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Much of the film's plot is driven by inaccurate representations of California divorce law. Under the community property theory, factors like infidelity are virtually irrelevant to the distribution of property upon divorce. See more »

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[first lines]
Donovan Donaly: [singing] I'm just a poor boy, though my story's seldom told.
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Adios SEÑOR GREAZER. Hello MISTER HAND. See more »

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References The Awful Truth (1937) See more »

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The Boxer
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Written by Paul Simon
Performed by Simon & Garfunkel (as Simon and Garfunkel)
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End Credit Performance by Colin Linden
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Untolerable Cruelty to Watch
7 March 2004 | by (Middle U.S.) – See all my reviews

What a mess! One of the worst cinematic pieces of Rubbish of this or any other Century! Now George Clooney has made two movies on the IMDb worst 100 movies list This One and Batman....jeeze ....I just wanted everyone in this movie to die. Not Funny, Not Clever....

The acting, If one can call it that was hackneyed, Contrived, posed, and just plain awful. In a word "hammy" at the best, and borrish and Silly at the worst. This was a film about truly dispicble people whom we were supposed to laugh at....In our film, Hero (yeah right) George has an epiphany of regret from his evil ways and finds "love" in his heart of hearts...then in the next seen wants the object of his new found profound love "Whacked!?" Yeah, Right, Now there is a Movie for the New Milineum....Aaaaargh! What a waist of money and time...


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