Intolerable Cruelty / Coen Brothers (2003). Rich divorce lawyer Miles Massey (George Clooney), creator of the unbreakable Massey Pre-nup, meets his match in Marylin Rexroth (Catherine Zeta-Jones) after he defends her philandering husband in divorce proceedings by defeating and humiliating her in court. This means war. He takes her to dinner: Miles: “I presume you are a carnivore.” Marylin: “You have no idea.” Filled with snappy lines and devious maneuverings, this satire of high legal finance is constantly funny all the way through, mostly. The movie database rating is 6.2, lower than I would have given it, but it is tempting to reduce its grade for the 15 or so minutes of the finale which requires Clooney to run around, scream, and wave his arms like an impression of early Jerry Lewis. I doesn’t fit with the cool posturing and deceptions in the rest of the film. Anyway, Clooney and Zeta-Jones are up to the task and are given good support from Billy Bob Thornton, Edward Herrmann, Geoffrey Rush, Cedric the Entertainer, and Richard Jenkins.