Intolerable Cruelty is the second film that I’ve watched from the direction of the Coen Brothers; the first one is the Fargo. Compared to Fargo, this film is totally different with its softer and lighter story which is very far from the deep impression of Fargo. It’s actually a romantic comedy which is fun to watch and at the same time, educational.
The Coen Brothers were really good because they can perfectly worked in unison without any hassle of arguments due to any contradicting ideas. I admire their choices when it comes to their cast. They said that they usually make original script for a particular actor.
The actors, George Clooney (Miles Massey) and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Marylin Rexroth), were a very good combination of comedy and romance. They’re perfect together and has chemistry in all aspects. Clooney was so natural in his slapstick as well as Zeta-Jones in her “ruthless” character. Even the supporting cast were very good. (HAHA)
And the music, the foleys are perfect. It add more realistic emotions in the background. I also like the production set and the costumes: especially those costumes worn by Clooney and Zeta-Jones, simple and elegant. I agree to Ethan’s statement that Zeta-Jones’ dresses were perfect and very detailed that it allow the viewers to predict what might she wear for the next scene. The production set was simple yet it adds more stories and it’s very suitable.