A Life Less Ordinary Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 15237

Average Rating: 2.2/4

# of Ratings: 34

Theatrical Release Date: 10/24/1997

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Romance

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Danny Boyle

Actors: Ewan McGregor, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo, Dan Hedaya, Ian McNeice

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of

Indyfreak - wrote on 10/06/2022

Danny Boyle lends his hand at a darkly comedic yet strangely sweet fantasy. Cameron Diaz is wonderful as the spoiled sexy heiress who’s charmed by a hapless janitor (MacGregor) who unintentionally kidnaps her. Watching their romance blossom are two angels (Hunter, Lindo) assigned to make sure they fall in love. The setup is undeniably weird. And it’s kind of obvious after a while that the supernatural element is meant to serve as a sort of cheat code for a fulfilling end. But I had fun with it. Good soundtrack as well.

Rating of

Alaine - wrote on 07/17/2012

First, there are angels. If you don't believe in such things this movie will annoy you whenever the angels are on the scene. If you do believe in angels you may be angry at the strange, "comedic" way they're portrayed. The casting is good, with several people who can actually act, but there's not much to be done with this mess. I suppose this was intended as some variant of "madcap romp". Many tired plot devices. I saw it through in ever-dwindling hope of something being worth my time. It wasn't. I don't plan to ever see this again.

Full Movie Reviews

Movie God

Rating of

"A Life Less Ordinary" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 02/02/2012

A pair of angels are charged with making a spoilt heiress and her inept kidnapper fall in love. Danny Boyle's take on the rom com is clearly an attempt to break the Hollywood mainstream, but at least he did it with a little knowing charm. Clearly inspired by It Happened One Night with a pinch of True Romance thrown in for good measure, it has the flavour of a Coen brothers' film and Raising Arizona in particular. McGregor and Diaz make a handsome couple although they don't quite click, and the comic relief provided by Hunter and Lindo is a little too post-Tarantino try hard. It certainly has its moments, but the story feels more like a patchwork of ideas that don't quite come together, highlighted in particular by the mildly embarrassing animation during the closing credits. Quirky …

Related Movie Lists

Recent Movie Talk Posts

No posts have been made on this movie yet. Be the first to start talking about A Life Less Ordinary!

Write Post

Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Are you sure you want to delete this post?