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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
George Clooney
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Jack Kyle
Geoffrey Rush
Billy Bob Thornton
Cedric The Entertainer
Robert Ramsey
Directors
Joel Coen
Screenwriters
Matthew Stone
Ethan Coen
Joel Coen
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Screwball comedy from the Coen brothers


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Plot
Miles Massey, a successful LA divorce lawyer, first meets gold-digger Marilyn Rexroth when he is hired by her millionaire husband to crush her crippling divorce suit. Though sparks fly, Massey trounces her in court. But that's not the last he will see of the one-woman bank account hoover...


Verdict
The Coens' first mainstream romantic comedy is a superb hijacking of an ailing art form - short, sharp and frequently laugh-out-loud hilarious. Zeta-Jones shines in a tailor-made role, but this is mostly a wonderful vehicle for Clooney, framing his matinee-idol looks but playing to his sublime comic timing.


Reviewed by Damon Wise

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