A Life Less Ordinary

October 24th, 1997







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Plot
Ewan McGregor stars as a cleaning man in L.A. who takes his boss' daughter hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot...

Release Year: 1997

Rating: 6.3/10 (21,390 voted)

Critic's Score: 35/100

Director: Danny Boyle

Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ewan McGregor, Holly Hunter

Storyline
Ewan McGregor stars as a cleaning man in L.A. who takes his boss' daughter hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. Two "angels" who are in charge of human relationships on earth, offer some unsolicited help to bring this unlikely couple together.

Cast:
Ewan McGregor - Robert Lewis
Cameron Diaz - Celine Naville
Holly Hunter - O'Reilly
Delroy Lindo - Jackson
Dan Hedaya - Gabriel
Ian McNeice - Mayhew
Frank Kanig - Ted
Mel Winkler - Francis 'Frank' Naville
Stanley Tucci - Elliot Zweikel
Anne Cullimore Decker - Violet Eldred Gesteten
K.K. Dodds - Lily
Tony Shalhoub - Al
Christopher Gorham - Walt
Ian Holm - Naville
Maury Chaykin - Tod Johnson

Taglines: A twisted love story from the filmmakers of "Trainspotting".

Release Date: 24 October 1997

Filming Locations: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $12,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $2,007,279 (USA) (26 October 1997) (1207 Screens)

Gross: $4,700,000 (Worldwide) (9 November 1997) (except USA)



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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The overhead shot when Robert is pulling the bag of money along the road with rope is computer generated.

Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): O'Reilly pays $40 to the hiker with seven banknotes, including three $20 notes, a $10, and a $5.

Quotes:
Naville: Celine, why don't you give me the gun?
Celine: Because as he dreamt, I shall save his life with an arrow, an arrow of my love for him.
[she shoots Robert in the heart]



User Review

A difference of opinion.

Rating: 10/10

It seems that with A Life Less Ordinary you either love it or you hate it. Personally I am of the former persuasion, with it being a favourite of mine. I can see were the detractors come from, especially after viewing Boyle & Hodge's previous works. ALLO is in a completely different in style to their previous two films Shallow Grave and Trainspotting. But to say it is the weaker of the three films would be a fallacy. Stylistically the film is excellent - reminding me a lot of a Coen brothers film. The script is spot on and the performances of McGregor and Diaz are both excellent (which surprised me for Diaz) as their does seem to be a real chemistry between the two. A very enjoyable romantic comedy overall, and if an old cynic like me can say that, it must be good.









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