Dbl Feat: INTOLERABLE CRUELTY+BURN AFTER READING
Hotshot divorce attorney George Clooney goes gaga for gold-digger Catherine Zeta-Jones, even while successfully representing her husband, Edward Herrmann, in the divorce. Later, handling the prenup for her second marriage to Texas oil magnate Billy Bob Thornton, Clooney is gulled into thinking she's a changed woman — making him the perfect candidate for husband number three. DIR/SCR/PROD Joel Coen, Ethan Coen; SCR Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone; PROD Brian Grazer. U.S., 2003, color, 100 min. RATED PG-13
BURN AFTER READING
"What a clusterf*ck!" The Coens' sardonic send-up of CIA bumbling and Beltway buffoonery hits home hilariously for DC audiences. Recently fired CIA agent John Malkovich intends to get even by writing his "mem-wah." When the disc containing the tell-all falls into the hands of dim-witted gym trainers Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand, they take it for high-level spy stuff and attempt to blackmail Malkovich, setting in motion a series of ever-more-ridiculous — but deadly — intrigues. Playing out at the same time are overlapping love triangles involving serial adulterer U.S. Marshall George Clooney, Malkovich's icy wife, Tilda Swinton and gym manager Richard Jenkins. DIR/SCR/PROD Joel Coen, Ethan Coen. U.S., 2008, color, 96 min. RATED R
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