mardi 4 juin 2013

Intolerable Cruelty — The gloves are off and every blow counts — 8*/10

Intolerable Cruelty is an offbeat comedy that shows in a very twisted way how to make best with what you have and that what you want might not be what you really desire.

The good. The strongly skewed acting creates an incredible cooky mood. Strong dialogs. Very interesting twists in a well paced scenario. The story plot and characters show a nice imagination and an off-center view of the world. Slick photography and finish.

The actors. George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones make an incredible team with their characters playing off each other. Richard Jenkins balances them well by playing an almost sensible persona by comparison. Billy Bob Thornton does his extravagant best in a singularly caricatural performance. Cedric the Entertainer plays his role well even if it means he's a bit of an oddball in the lot and somewhat annoying.

The bad. This off kilter production is not for everyone.

The ugly. Nothing.

The result. A cooky comedy that will please some immensely while boring others.