The acclaimed Trainspotting trio (director Boyle, producer Macdonald, scripter Hodge) reunited for this update of ’30s screwball comedies and ’40s fantasies; the result is a combination salad, a surreal salmagundi with an added animated sequence for lagniappe.
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Own this and just rewatched it for the first time in years. Still awesome. Hearing Ewan McGregor sing Oasis is right up there with watching Robert De Niro punch a wall, or DDL pretend to only have a left foot or something.
I don't know why. this movie shouldn't work but it does like some pop art experiment. It manages to have charm and stay off kilter enough to mix with a modern day screwball romantic comedy. that it works