A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

Feature Film | Fantasy Rom-Com | UK/USA | English | 1h43m
Dir: Danny Boyle | Scr: John Hodge | Ph: Brian Tufano | Prod: Andrew Macdonald | Mus: David Arnold | Ed: Masahiro Hirakubo | PD: Kave Quinn | AD: Tracey Lang Gallacher | Cast: Ewan McGregor, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo, Dan Hedaya, Ian McNeice, Stanley Tucci, Tony Shalhoub, Ian Holm, Maury Chaykin

After being fired from his cleaning job, to be replaced by a robot, and being jilted by his girlfriend, to be replaced by an aerobics instructor, Robert, an affable young Scotsman, kidnaps his former boss’s daughter, and, despite the unsavoury circumstances, with a little not-so-light prodding from a pair of under-pressure angels, soon finds love blossoming between himself and his comely hostage, in Boyle’s much derided though thoroughly entertaining fantasy rom-com. The performances are all good, in a decidedly inventive and well-crafted film, with Hunter’s turn being particularly amusing. The soundtrack choices also often prove quite inspired.