i life less ordinary
January 13, 2007, 6:07 pm
Filed under: love, movies
sshhhh…, don’t tell anyone, but i’m kinda a romantic – a sappy, romantic.
today, after the 867th film (serenity, for those keeping score) i’ve seen in the last few days, i was flipping through channels and i came across the last 20 minutes of a life less ordinary, one of the greatest flicks in the known universe if you ask me.

this 1997 flick, from the director of trainspotting and shallow grave was nothing short of revolutionary to me. i love danny boyle’s (the aforementioned director) eye, sense of rhythm and frenetic directing style; a style that was perfect in the gritty trainspotting – but i would have never thought he could do a romantic comedy (albeit with a fair bit of tragedy thrown in) as well as he pulled off this flick.

i love everything about this movie – cameron diaz and ewan mcgregor are awesome, while delroy lindo and holly hunter (playing a brilliant pair of murdersome, meddling angels) are a pure delight.

from imdb: “ewan mcgregor stars as a cleaning man in l.a. who takes his boss’s 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. the “angels” are so successful that the daughter soon turns on her father in order to save her captor.”

i forgot about how much i love this movie and how much i love feeling happy about the possibility of love. i’ve already ordered a copy for my library.

can’t wait to watch it from the start!!

celine: so your telling me that successful relationships are made in heaven? Not founded on the daily practicality of two people being prepared to tolerate the imperfections of one another?
robert: it’s not successful relationships celine, it’s love. and it comes from a strange and wonderful place that we don’t know about.
celine: so then, you also reject the idea that love is merely an emotional adaptation of a physical necessity?
robert: completely.
celeine: are you serious?
robert: fate intervenes in people’s lives.
celine: in ours for instance?
robert: fate brought us together, it kept us together. we were destined for one another.
celine: fate had a pretty strange way of making it’s point
robert: but that’s part of the beauty of it, it’s inexplicable, unpredictable and absolutely beyond control or understanding.
celine: but you nearly got killed…
robert: but i didn’t. and here we are.
celine: do you have any substantial evidence to back up all of this?
robert: none at all.
celine: and you realize that it’s absurd and irrational?
robert: i know that.
celine: then why do you believe it?
robert: because celine, i’m a dreamer
celine: i guess that makes two of us.
robert: are you ready?
celine: as i’ll ever be.
robert: then lets go….

brilliant! simply brilliant 🙂

and for those up for a knee update (don’t worry, no more pictures) – i’m doin’ more or less ok. woke up this morning and could actually walk on the full pad of my foot – ‘course that went away as the day progressed and i’m back to crutches. it’s an evolution right? the swelling is down by about 50%, but i am still going fuckin’ stir crazy. hopefully tomorrow i’ll be without the crutches.

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Not that I’m complaining, but you have a couple repeats in your blogroll … and SOME people aren’t even on it.

I’m just saying …

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