Friday Film: looking for a finals stress-buster?

No, Intolerable Cruelty is not about finals week, but it might take your mind off of it for a little while. Check it out and enjoy!

Intolerable Cruelty DVD cover

“An intelligent, modern screwball comedy, a minor classic on the order of competent, fast-talking curve balls about deception and greed like Mitchell Leisen’s ‘Easy Living’ and Billy Wilder’s ‘Major and the Minor.’ — Elvis Mitchell, New York Times

George Clooney plays Miles Massey, a high-powered Los Angeles divorce lawyer nearing a midlife crisis . While representing wealthy client Rex Rexroth (Edward Herrmann), Miles meets his match in Rex’s gold-digging wife, Marilyn Rexroth (Catherine Zeta-Jones). He’s impressed by her similarly heartless ways of using marriage to fuel an expensive lifestyle, but he still defeats her in court. With Marilyn looking to get her revenge and Miles finding himself attracted to her, the two engage in a ruthless romantic pursuit to out-swindle each other. Billy Bob Thornton shows up in a small role as Texas oil tycoon Howard Doyle. — Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

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