I loved "Intolerable Cruelty." Maybe my expectations were lower since so many reviewers didn't like it. Or, maybe everybody else just missed it. George Clooney is perfect as a lawyer who is, shall we say, a few writs short of a full briefcase. He meets Catherine Zeta-Jones in a divorce case, and instantly and completely falls head over heels for her (and what lawyer wouldn't). Even though he knows she is going to try to get his money, he thinks he has outsmarted her and pursues her anyway. The plot twists and turns from there. But it isn't the plot that makes this movie funny, it's the little things. You've got to pay attention! For example, when George Clooney gets married, the priest lists his law firm after his name. This cracked me up. Plus, the expressions on George Clooney's face are really funny, like his role in "Brother, Where Art Thou?" The characters are all somewhat exaggerated, and this separates "Intolerable Cruelty" from your average comedy. This movie relies on a pretty brutal form of humor, in the same vein but not as rough as "The Fortune Cookie." If you're able to let go of people being nice to each other, you'll be in the right mood for "Intolerable Cruelty." I also think people who have some knowledge of legal processes, either as a lawyer or as a litigant, will find this movie funnier than people who have never experienced this particular joy. "Intolerable Cruelty" is definitely worth a look.