A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
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Average Rating: 3.1/5
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The acclaimed Trainspotting trio (director Danny Boyle, producer Andrew Macdonald, scripter John Hodge) reunited for this update of '30s screwball comedies and '40s fantasies, such as Here Comes Mr. Jordan(1941), Angel on My Shoulder(1946), Down to Earth(1947), and the 1946 Stairway to Heaven (co-directed by Macdonald's grandfather, Emeric Pressburger). Tossed together for $12 million, the result is a combination salad, a surreal salmagundi with an added animated sequence for lagniappe. In
Oct 24, 1997 Wide
Mar 20, 2001
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
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It combines romance, comedy, the supernatural, violence, whimsy and music in a unique way.
Any movie featuring Holly Hunter as a blood-spattered angel, grinning homicidally as she clings to the hood of a speeding car, is just about impossible to dislike.
Part fantasy-adventure, part musical, part nutty romance and part boy-girl crime spree.
Impressive ambitions that fail at every turn. Ewan's really quite uncharacteristically dreadful.
Really clever fantasy romance. Great style and great humor.
Interesting storyline, great performances, and much better than the average romantic comedy.
little more than a string of set-pieces... (but) the movie looks and sounds fabulous, thanks to Boyle's sharp eye and a soundtrack featuring everyone from Underworld to Elvis.
Isn't as much fun as it ought to be, or even as much fun as it sounds in the retelling.
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