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A Life Less Ordinary

R| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
A couple of angels, O'Reilly (Holly Hunter) and Jackson (Delroy Lindo), are sent to Earth to make sure that their next supervised love-connection succeeds. They follow Celine (Cameron Diaz), a spoiled rich girl who has just accidentally shot a suitor (Stanley Tucci) and, due to a misunderstanding, is kidnapped by janitor Robert (Ewan McGregor). Although Celine quickly frees herself, she stays with Robert for thrills. O'Reilly and Jackson pursue, hoping to unite the prospective lovers.

Cast: Ewan McGregor , Cameron Diaz , Holly Hunter , Delroy Lindo , Ian Holm , Ian McNeice , Stanley Tucci , Dan Hedaya

Director: Danny Boyle

Genres: Romantic comedy

Distributor: 20th Century Fox, Polygram

A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

Release Date: October 24th, 1997|1 hr. 43 min.

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  • The movie damn near lives up to that promise. Picture the Marx brothers and the Coen boys collaborating on a valentine spiked with mirth and malice. show more

  • Boyle isn't the first British or European filmmaker to make his obligatory zesty American road movie (apparently it's a dream for anyone raised on American cinema), but knowing that doesn't make A Life Less Ordinary any less tiring or its numerous pilferings any less obvious or annoying. show more

  • This aggressively "sincere" movie is without a single authentically lived moment a sense exaggerated by Brian Tufano's overcomposed cinematography, which imitates the glossy hollowness of fashion photographs. [24Oct1997 Pg 51] show more

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