on 8 September 2013
A life less ordinary is good, not a game changer, like director Danny Boyles previous effort Trainspotting. Although it has some nice touches, essentially it's an original rom-com. Cameron Diaz doesn't do anything extraordinary here, whereas in Very Bad Things she does. She is not in it that much, but her last scene, and the end of the film is so good. Essentially, if The Hangover was Jack Nicholson's Joker in Batman, then Very Bad Things is Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, much darker and murderous, with the odd laugh thrown in.