Maligned and misunderstood upon release, INTOLERABLE CRUELTY examines the fickle nature of marriage, money and love, tongue firmly in cheek. Example: George Clooney's obsession with his teeth ends only after he has "mounted" Catherine Zeta Jones, who has never looked this good (thanks Roger Deakins). Such character nuances exist within a broader zany world the Coens suggest is much closer to real life than you think.
Has the benefit of being the Coen's most underrated film, if only because that spot is relatively uncontested. I like them most at peak-ridiculousness, and with the acting and names on display here, this is a comedic gem. Special props to Jenkins whose exasperated gestures make this. Would be higher if the final act didn't feel so hurried - the leap to murder feels unearned and the film starts to move through paces.