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Drug-induced masterpiece

9 years, 3 months ago at Aug 24 20:52
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This film is beautiful, funny, shocking, brutal, tragic, and hopeful. First time I saw it, I didn't like it much, mostly because its so hard to understand those scottish accents, but I now view it as a genuine masterpiece and destined to become a classic.

Trainspotting is a story about a bunch of friends, and I use term 'friends' in the loosest sense, that have only one thing in ... read more

Choose your future, Choose Life.

6 years, 11 months ago at Dec 29 0:33
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''Take the best orgasm you've ever had... multiply it by a thousand, and you're still nowhere near it.''

Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

Ewan McGregor: Renton

Danny Boyle's Trainspotting is a film in which it all clicks and comes together in a ... read more

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9 years ago at Nov 15 23:25
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Danny Boyle makes a film that manages to get us to sympathise with a bunch of Scottish heroin addics. It can't be easy to do such a thing. The film is extremely funny at times, bleak at others, but the one emotion that pervades the entire film is hopelessness. Even once Ewan McGregor's character starts to make something of his life, he is still plagued by his old friends and eventually plumets bac... read more
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Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Release date: 9 August 1996
UPC: 717951000224
Tags: Drugs (68), Drama (66), Crime (42), Comedy (40), 1990s (35), 1996 (30), British (25), UK (22), Scotland (18), Black Comedy (14), Addiction (13), Based On Novel (12), London (11), Junkie (10), Heroin (9), Based On Book (9), Aids (8), Scottish (8), Heist (8), (7)
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