Triple bill of film comedies from the Coen brothers.
John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, George Clooney and Brad Pitt star in 'Burn After Reading' (2008), a crime comedy concerning the whereabouts of a sensitive disc containing the incriminating memoirs of alcoholic CIA agent Osbourne Cox (Malkovich).
Cox's wife Katie (Swinton), who is having an affair with married federal marshall Harry Pfarrer (Clooney), is making plans to leave her husband, and is advised by her divorce lawyer to copy his personal files onto a disc.
The disc finds its way via a circuitous route to the Hardbodies fitness gym, where two unscrupulous employees, Linda (McDormand) and Chad (Pitt), decide to exploit their find for all they can get.
Events soon spiral out of everyone's control in a cascading series of surreal and darkly comic encounters and misunderstandings. 'The Big Lebowski' (1998) is a typically bizarre Coenesque mix of mistaken identity, hippy philosophy and ten-pin bowling.
Jeff 'the Dude' Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) is a bowling buff, laid-back to the point of horizontal, who gets mixed up in a blackmail plot involving a millionaire namesake.
Roped into delivering the ransom to secure the release of the millionaire's kidnapped wife, the Dude's karmic balance is really put in a spin when his gun-toting buddy Walter (John Goodman) decides to help out. 'Intolerable Cruelty' (2003) stars Clooney as Miles Massey, a divorce lawyer who always wins his case until he comes head to head with the scheming, money-grabbing, yet alluring, Mrs Marilyn Rexroth (Catherine Zeta-Jones).
Miles and Marilyn each embark on their own ruthless romantic missions to outdo one another and amass great wealth.
Sparks fly in this battle-of-the-sexes comedy.