A Life Less Ordinary (1997)


life less “If word got around that I had been liberated for half a million dollars, I could never show my face in polite society again. Diamonds have no value except that which is placed upon them. ” – Celine

Number of Times Seen – 1 (11 Aug 2016)

Brief Synopsis – After getting fired from his job, a man goes to the home of the owner of the company to protest and ends up kidnapping the boss’ daughter.

 Take on it – Once again, in my quest to watch all of Boyle’s films, I came across another one that I had never seen.

I must admit that this isn’t one of my favorites and despite being a fan of both Cameron Diaz and Ewan McGregor, both of them fall quite short here.

The chemistry between their characters is paper thin and can even be described as non-existent.

I didn’t care at all what would happen to either of them or to any of the other characters for that matter.

The story feels too esoteric and fantastical and I can’t say that I was a fan of the way most of it was done.

The sub-plot dealing with Delroy Lindo and Holly Hunter was too strange for me and just made the whole film feel too weird and disjointed.

Bottom Line – Not my favorite of Boyle’s films.  This one gets a bit too esoterical for me.  Diaz and McGregor have no chemistry together and I didn’t care what would happen to either of them. The whole sub-plot with Lindo and Hunter helped make the film feel even weirder and disjointed.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The scene where Robert almost hits O’Reilly who is laying in the road, was shot backwards and then reversed in post production. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy

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