Intolerable Cruelty

Synopsis: 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 deepe
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Director(s): Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Production: Universal Pictures
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

# I am just a poor boy #

# Though my story's seldom told #

# I have squandered my resistance #

# For a pocketful of mumbles #

# Such are promises #

# All lies and jest #

# Still, a man hears

what he wants to hear #

# Just a come-on from those gals #

#Just a come-on from the whores #

# On Seventh Avenue #


# I do declare #

# There were times

when I was so lonesome #

# That I took

some comfort there #

# La-la-la, la-la-la-la ##


Who is it?





In here.!

Yes? Donovan.

Is everything all right?

Yeah. The production meeting

was put off, so I thought... Who's here?



Who owns that piece-of-shit van

down there?


It's just a guy, you know, going door-to-door

selling... pool cleaner.

So why did he lock himself in the den?

Well, he...

Oh, God.

- Remember my friend Ollie?

- Ollie Olerud?

Short, cretinous wanker?

Ohh. Ollie's in there?

- Yes.

- I see.

Well, I'm glad he finally

got himself a job.

I'd always picked him as some sort of

deadbeat, but... happy to be proved wrong.

So, he's selling

pool cleaner now, huh?

Well, this is the neighborhood for that. Just

door-to-door..."Running low on chlorine?"

It's quite a coincidence,

him just dropping by...

and you two

knowing each other so well.

Donovan, please, let's just all talk...

How you doin'?

Donovan? How you doin', man?

Good day, Ollie.

I'm great. You?

I... can't complain, man.


Well, let's get right down

to it then, shall we?

We'll take a couple vacuum hoses.

We probably need a new filter right about now, maybe...

Wait a minute, darling.

Do we actually have a swimming pool?

Okay, okay, man. Now, let's be

reasonable about this, okay?

So, you caught me porkin'...


with your old lady...

Oh, God.

and now we're all feelin' just a little bit

embarrassed by the whole thing, so, uh...

What the hey, man.

I mean, I know it's a drag and all,

but these things...

Hey! Hey, hey.

Uh, w-we... we...

we didn't actually have sex.

I was depressed 'cause

I'm impotent. You know?

Unable to achieve an erection.

I have been for over

a year now, man,

and I needed someone to talk to.

I mean, think about it, man.

A year without an erection?

Leave him alone!

- You should've seen this coming, you Australian piece of shit!

- You bitch.!

That's my Daytime Television

Lifetime Achievement Award!

Cheesy bastard!


You whore.!

Oh, Christ!


All right, you want fun and games?

All right.

I'll give you fun and games.

Explain this away.

# Li-la-li #

Aaah! Ollie!

# Li-la-li-li, li-la-li #

That's my Jag.! That's my Jag.!

# Li-la-li #

# Li-la-li-li, li-la-li #

That's my bloody Jag!

# Li-la-li-li-li #

You bitch!

Bitch! Bitch!

Bye-bye, baby!

Oh, what are you looking at?

Explain this away, darling.

# We're caught in a trap #

# I can't walk out #

# Because I love you

too much, baby #

# Why can't you see #

# What you're doin'to me #

# When you don't believe #

# A word I say #

# We can't go on together #

# With suspicious minds #

#Suspicious minds #

#And we can't build our dreams #

# On suspicious minds #

#So if an old friend I know #

#Drops by to say hello #

# Would I still see suspicion #

#In your eyes #

#But here we go again #

#Askin' where I been #

# You can't see the tears are real #

#I'm cryin'#

# Yes, I'm cryin'#

# We can't go on together #

# With suspicious minds #

# Suspicious minds #

# And we can't build our dreams #

# On suspicious minds #

# Oh, let our love survive #

# I'll dry the tears from your eyes #

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