A Life Less Ordinary details
|Starring:||Ewan McGregor, Timothy, Ian Mcneice, Tony Shalhoub, Ian Holm, Mel Winkler, Judith Ivey, Dan Hedaya, Stanley Tucci, Delroy Lindo, Ian McNeice, Maury Chaykin, Holly Hunter, Cameron Diaz, Kitty Brunson, Toni Lynn Byrd, Jayceen Craven, Ann Cullimo|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK|
A Life Less Ordinary
|Run time:||1 hour 43 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Oct 1999|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Watch! Watch! Watch!By DanielMcGregor from KENT , 11 Oct 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]I first saw this movie several years ago, I rented it without knowing much about it and was really impressed with it. It's funny and quirky, if you like that kind of thing then you'll love this movie. It has a great soundtrack (Ash, Oasis), a top class cast (Holly Hunter, Stanley Tucci, Delroy Lindo, Ian Holm) and a story that with more twists than a slinky.
I really recommend giving it a try.
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A life less ordinaryBy a customer from Surbiton , 20 May 2009Quite unusual and a little bit cookie. An enjoyable film all round.
If you're a dreamerBy Chili4paws (5 reviews) from London , 27 Feb 2009Following Trainspotting Boyle co wrote and directed A Life Less Ordinary. It was supposedly meant to have a likeability factor for America but didn't quite work. The reasons it didn't work are precisely the reasons why I really like it.
It's a dark comedy stroke love story centered around a kidnapping with the two key players being McGregor and Diaz. At worst I can describe it as quirky, but at best as a great show of how film as a medium can surpass reality and take us into dreamy and at times ludicrous places.
I hadn't seen this film in years since rented in at Love and I Loved it just as much as the first time. It's definitely worth a watch, especially since Boyle has risen to fame with Slumdog.
Silly, zany and funBy Cirsh (35 reviews) from Hebden Bridge , 18 Feb 2009A very silly film but entertainingly zany enough to make it watchable and enjoyable. Directed by Trainspotting and Slumdogs Danny Boyle. A youthful Ewan McGregor is a cleaner who is sacked to be replaced by a robot. In revenge, he takes the bosss petulant daughter (Cameron Diaz) hostage. The electricity between McGregor and Diaz works very well, as she becomes more willing as victim than he is in the role of kidnapper. Holly Hunter and her partner are on their trail and there is a celestial sub-plot involving Gabriel and the angels conniving to bring about romance. Part thriller, part romcom.
There are better movies out thereBy a customer from Buckinghamshire, England , 15 Dec 2008After 15 minutes of this movie i wanted to switch it off but i thought maybe it would get better but i was wrong. There was no chemistry between the two main actors who were supposed to fall in love with each other, not a great love story. Don't really understand how anyone could say this was a romantic film as it seriously lacked the romance and the kidnapping did not make any sense as she could have left at any time.
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A Movie Less O........By a customer from London , 05 Nov 2008I do enjoy Danny Boyle's movies, and it's great that he is always doing something different, but......just what is this movie going on about? Good cast, odd locations, strange narrative, unexpected and unexplained occurrences. Not really sure what Danny had in mind, probably something well thought out and entertaining, and a little bit 'kooky'. But what's up on the screen really doesn't convince.