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Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Romance  |  10 October 2003 (USA)
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


They can't keep their hands off each others assets. See more »


Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,525,075 (USA) (10 October 2003)


$537,646 (Japan) (16 April 2004)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| | (8 channels)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Catherine Zeta-Jones was pregnant of her daughter Carys during the shooting of the movie, which was filmed immediately after Chicago (2002), Zeta-Jones' Oscar vehicle. See more »


In Miles Massey's first meeting with Marilyn Rexroth, Marilyn's necklace is hanging slightly off centre. In the next shot, it is hanging perfectly. The necklace moves in these two positions for the next few shots. See more »


[first lines]
Donovan Donaly: [singing] I'm just a poor boy, though my story's seldom told.
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Crazy Credits

Adios SEÑOR GREAZER. Hello MISTER HAND. See more »


References Mulholland Drive (2001) See more »


Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
Written by Charles Dumont and Michel Vaucaire
Performed by Édith Piaf
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI Film & TV Music
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A very disappointing waste of talent
31 October 2003 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I would have to say that I was terribly disappointed by this movie. The storyline offered nothing and the acting was O.K. but not upto the actors usual standards. All in all I was very VERY disappointed by this film. Not worth 2 hours of your time. Avoid.

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