With 'Trance' on the way, ranking Danny Boyle's 10 feature films to date
Counting down the Oscar-winning director's filmography, from worst to best
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4. "A Life Less Ordinary" (1997)
I realize that most would rank Boyle's immediate follow-up to "Trainspotting" far lower in his list of achievements: he certainly took a critical beating for it back in 1997, a year for which this chaotic pop-grunge romantic fantasy could hardly be a truer stylistic embodiment. But I loved its unapologetic silliness and ramshackle genre patchwork then, and 16 years on, it still appears brazenly confident in the mess it makes. Nobody now would graft this film's daffy celestial subplot to a sexy lovers-on-the-run thriller, doffing its hat simultaneously to Godard and Capra -- not even Boyle. The mere existence of "A Lie Less Ordinary" may be more of a marvel than the film itself, but it's still an awful lot of fun.