A Life Less Ordinary

October 24, 1997 0 By Fans
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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)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



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.