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Rated NR

Comedy, Romance
While this is the weakest film the Coen brothers (Fargo, Raising Arizona) have ever made, it’s still an OK movie. George Clooney plays a famous divorce attorney who falls in love with the woman he just screwed out of her husband’s fortune. The woman (played by Catherine Zeta-Jones) then sets out for revenge, even though she has become smitten with the attorney who ruined her life. Old themes, old jokes and stale scenarios hamper this film—the Coen’s latest attempt at big studio success. Divorce and Hollywood greed are so old hat, and I wish the Coens had picked a subject more suitable to their offbeat vision. Clooney and Zeta-Jones are terrific, and they keep things moving forward, even when the jokes feel 50 years old. Some true Coen moments to be had, including an unfortunate mishap with a prescription inhaler.


See our full review: Not up to Par

Not up to Par

The Coen Brothers create a good enough film, but it's a letdown for true fans. »

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