A Life Less Ordinary DVD


This is a surprising disappointment, considering it is the third film from director Danny Boyle, writer John Hodge and actor Ewan McGregor. This disjointed and strained romantic comedy is not even near the same league as Trainspotting and Shallow Grave. Cameron Diaz is a spoiled heiress and McGregor an aimless janitor brought together by two angels (Holly Hunter and Delroy Lindo) hoping to hang onto their wings. McGregor kidnaps Diaz, the boss's daughter, after being fired from his crummy job. She is not all that averse to being snatched. Most of the laughs are lost... to a scattershot story that feels preposterous instead of magical. --Rochelle O'Gorman [show more]

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01 January 2009
Universal Pictures Video 
100 minutes 
Dubbed, PAL 
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In Heaven, the angel Gabriel orders his subordinates Jackson (Delroy Lindo) and O'Reilly (Holly Hunter) to make rich girl Celine (Cameron Diaz) and impoverished janitor Robert (Ewan McGregor) fall in love. When Robert is fired by Celine's father, Neville (Ian Holm), Celine convinces Robert to 'kidnap' her, so that they can split the ransom. The pair go on the run, but their love affair looks set to fall apart before it has even begun. This Hollywood debut from the 'Shallow Grave' and 'Trainspotting' team features the usual hip soundtrack, including tracks by Beck, Ash and Underworld.

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