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The final film in the McGregor/Boyle trilogy
on 1 October 2012
Between 1994-1997, Ewan McGregor starred in three movies directed by Danny Boyle: 'Shallow Grave' (1994), 'Trainspotting' (1996) and 'A Life Less Ordinary' (1997). Whilst no where near as good or as 'classic' as the first two, the latter 'A Life Less Ordinary' is still a good film.
A black comedy set in L.A, Ewan plays Robert Lewis, an unappreciated cleaning man who takes his boss' daughter Celine Naville (Cameron Diaz) hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. The characters are certainly the 'odd couple', but romance does quickly develop between the kidnapper and victim. Ewan and Cameron have great chemistry on screen as the characters form a very funny comedy act. Meanwhile, there are two policemen ('fallen angels') who are assigned by their chief to help Robert and Celine to fall in love with each other. Sounds cheesy and unbelievable? You bet!
This film does have it's many corny moments, but it's very fun and quite suspenseful towards the end with a few little twists. I did enjoy 'A Life Less Ordinary', it's a slightly above average movie and, as such, is certainly worthy of a second watch.
The DVD contains interviews with the cast and crew, as well as some behind the scenes bonus material.