A Life Less Ordinary
A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 20, 2001
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Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

It combines romance, comedy, the supernatural, violence, whimsy and music in a unique way.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Impressive ambitions that fail at every turn. Ewan's really quite uncharacteristically dreadful.

Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Life may be messy, but it's usually entertaining.

Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

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.

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Fred Topel
About.com

Really clever fantasy romance. Great style and great humor.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A madcap comedy about soulmates.

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Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Part fantasy-adventure, part musical, part nutty romance and part boy-girl crime spree.

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Rebecca Murray
About.com

Interesting storyline, great performances, and much better than the average romantic comedy.

James Sanford
James Sanford on Film

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Kase Vollebregt
Not charming enough to completely make its celestial plot work and a roughly hewn script in general, Boyle's 'A Life Less Ordinary' is still… More
Cassie Hill
Complete & utter crap.
Spencer S.
This may be harsh to another's opinion, but this was a giant letdown in so many ways. Director Danny Boyle, who has thrilled with such enigmatic films as… More
Leigh Ryan
Ewan was adorable as per usual, but I wanted something more from this movie. Cute, but not cute enough.
MisterYoda ?
2 stars and a half
xGary Xx
A pair of angels are charged with making a spoilt heiress and her inept kidnapper fall in love. Danny Boyle's take on the rom com is clearly an attempt to… More

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