Can two scum-bags find love and happiness together? Apparently so, the film answers, provided that they each have enough money. This film is a send-up of the divorce industry. George Clooney is a highly successful, though sleazy divorce lawyer who has long since lost any interest in his work. Catherine Zeta-Jones is in the business of marrying for money in the expectation of juicy divorce settlements. When Clooney successfully defends her husband against a divorce settlement, she becomes intent on revenge. A large part of the fun here is that the two main characters have absolutely no illusions about each other. They each know that the other is only out for themselves and, especially, for the money. Ironically, though, they have a powerful attraction to each other—I guess it’s not always true that opposites attract. So, the film turns out to be an ironic love story about two people who are way too jaded to believe in love because they’ve spent their lives profiting from failed and phony marriages. Along the way, there are a lot of funny antics, including an Abbott and Costello type exchange in a courtroom and an hilarious private detective. All in all, the film is very entertaining. It is one of few ultimately upbeat Coen films. It’s also very underrated.