A Life Less Ordinary

Tuesday 18th May 200410:00 PM

This is the film the team behind Trainspotting made next. It really isn't as good as trainspotting, but is still an enjoyable experience. Two angel's (conventionally angelic they are not) face losing their job if they can't get menial cleaner Robert (Ewan McGreggor) and millionaire airess Celine (Camereon Diaz) together before the end of the film, and there are no depths to which they will not stoop to do so. When Robert is fired he accidentally ends up kidnapping Celine although he has no idea what he is doing. This is basically a love story with a difference and unsurprisingly the kids get it together in the end, but not without a few less unsurprising occurences straying into the realms of not only the rediculous but the supernatural. One scene shows the pair in an impromptu musical number showing off McGreggor's showmanship skills as later seen in Velvet Goldmine and Moulin Rouge. With a higher budget than the teams original successes A Life Less Ordinary never quite manages to convince, too slick for its own taste, but has some genuinelly well done moments.

Rotten Tomatoes Score:

55%

Genre:

Drama, Romance, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Director:

Danny Boyle

Writer:

John Hodge

Leads:

Ewan McGregor, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo, Dan Hedaya, Stanley Tucci

Music:

David Arnold

Length:

103 minutes

Year:

1997

Country:

UK / USA

Language:

English

15

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