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A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

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Ewan McGregor stars as a cleaning man in Los Angeles, who takes his boss' daughter hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. Two "angels", who are in charge of human relationships ... See full summary »

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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Frank Naville
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Ewan McGregor stars as a cleaning man in Los Angeles, who takes his boss' daughter hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. Two "angels", who are in charge of human relationships on Earth, offer some unsolicited help to bring this unlikely couple together. Written by <CherylC894@aol.com>

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A comedy for anyone who's ever been in danger...of falling in love. See more »


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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24 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Une vie moins ordinaire  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,007,279, 26 October 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,266,243, 23 November 1997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,700,000, 9 November 1997
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1.85 : 1
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Although Brad Pitt met with Director Danny Boyle and Producer Andrew Macdonald, the lead part was written with Ewan McGregor specifically in mind. See more »

Goofs

When Robert is digging the grave, Jackson is talking to him, sitting on the ground with legs crossed. There is a cut to Jackson's back, and a few seconds later a front view shows him with legs out-stretched. See more »

Quotes

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Man: [v.o] So, here's the deal. We are in the garden, right? And everything is great. And there's this tree. And the man says, "Ooh, see that tree? "Don't eat the fruit of that tree. "That apple you do not eat." He goes inside, names some animals - maybe takes a dump. Anyway,what does she do? She eats the apple! I can't believe what I'm seeing! He says, "Don't eat it!" She eats it! Unbelievable! Since then, men,women... I don't know. It's all going wrong!
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Crazy Credits

For the start of the credits, the top half of image contains a wide box (2.35:1?) which runs footage furthering the plotline. Note the film itself was in 1.85:1. See more »

Connections

Remade as Ra Ra Krishnayya (2014) See more »

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Love Is Here
Written by Jill Cunniff
Published by EMI April Music Inc., Grand Royal Music, Luscious Jackson Music
Performed by Luscious Jackson
Courtesy of Grand Royal Records, Capitol Records Inc.
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A rubbish film with a stupid plot!
17 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is probably the worst film I have ever seen and believe me I have seen a lot of bad films. The plot is unfinished and abrupt and the things do not tie together satisfactorily. The end is tacky and though extremely unpredictable, almost stupid like they couldn't think of anyway to resolve it so they just stuck on the first thing that came to mind and personally and I know that this is only a matter of opinion, i think you will have more fun doing your revision for your GCSE's!


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