A Life Less Ordinary (1997) :: MOTD


A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
Written by John Hodge
Directed by Danny Boyle


“‘Kidnap For Beginners’, Chapter One. Have you even asked for a ransom yet?” ~ Celine


How did I never notice that “A Life Less Ordinary” was directed by Danny Boyle? Figures, considering the timing (90’s) and Ewan McGregor being in it. No wonder I love it so much. I’m a fan of the Danny/Ewan other films, too – “Trainspotting” and “Shallow Grave”, so now I could actually do a three-part, Danny/Ewan movie marathon night.

I love early Danny Boyle movies.

Its been AGES since I’ve seen this one – something I think I need to remedy soon.


I thought of it after putting together my on the road/road trip movie list, as this one would definitely belong on an extended list. It also belongs on a list of favorite movies with singing and/or karaoke scenes in them – I love the scene in this one.


Ewan is great in this film, as is Cameron Diaz, who I honestly don’t usually care for. But, I do believe, it is the supporting characters, played by Holly Hunter and Delroy Lindo, who steal the movie. They are fantastic – giving a very Tarantino/”Pulp Fiction” kind of performance.

Oh, and the soundtrack is AMAZING. I may need to do a Monday Movie Soundtrack post on it soon.

Don’t Leave :: Faithless

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Los Angeles writer, dreamer and gypsy soul who harbors an obsessive love of music and lyrics, and writes about them with passion and insight, as well as sometimes waxing poetic on books, films and travel.

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