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Trainspotting (1996) review

Posted : 1 year, 11 months ago on 14 November 2017 10:08

esta maravillosa tiene personajes con caracteristicas de los adolescentes reales tales y como son, la historia increible divertida pero seria al mismo tiempo muestra el mundo de las drogas y de los adolescentes perfectamente y de una manera muy sutil y sin ser pretencioso excepcional pelicula altamente recomendable

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Trainspotting (1996) review

Posted : 5 years, 3 months ago on 11 July 2014 04:40

This movie defines a heroin addict well.
The "Choose Life" beginning was good.
Dialogues most strong part of the movie.
"If Govt declared Vitamin C illegal, we would push that, too!"
"After you get sober, you feel fucking low at the very first"
"That beats any meat injection, that beats any fucking cock in the world"
"The world is changing, drugs are changing, too."

wow. Great dialogues.
The best scene was the withdrawal scene.

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Posted : 5 years, 5 months ago on 30 April 2014 07:24

A movie about a low life Scottish kids who can't function in real life, so they choose heroin to deal with their problems.
The first thing that flashed me was the screen play, and i don't want this to sound bad, but i think it was too much screen play for 90 minutes,i felt that they're talking too much with really saying anything.
I always thought that the movie structures should be balanced, that's why a cheesy movie is a cheesy movie, and a powerful movie is a powerful movie on every level, however the screen-play was nominated for an Oscar so i guess i might be the only one who felt like this.
I watched the movie twice to fully understand it, not because of complex plot or anything but because it's too much content and i guess the writing toned down a little bit after the first 30 minutes making the movie balanced and enjoyable.
And to think of it, it's the real representation of drug addicts, Renton trying back and forth to fight it but end up at the same place, he's surrounded by low-life friends and a terrible environment, and the movie enjoyability reaches max level when he decided to leave his home town to go to London and start off again, without spoiling anything, i think that was the best part of the movie, and Danny boyle really impressed me with his directorial skills, i know he's a good director but this is just impressive and works with the movie environment, also the score is beautifully executed and beautifully mixed together making the movie a blast and suck you in.
Overall enjoyable, a bit too much, sometimes funny, sometimes quirky and defiantly recommended.

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A very good movie

Posted : 8 years, 8 months ago on 1 February 2011 02:51

Either you like this movie or not, the fact remains that it is easily the most influential British movie released in the 90's. Even though I prefer 'Shallow grave', I must admit that I was really impressed by the second movie directed by Danny Boyle. Indeed, there was some great directing, some great acting and it was plain and simply a very entertaining movie. Still, even though I think it is really good, I'm not sure if it is really that great though. This is a really personal point of view that you may not share at all but, personally, I think it has an ambivalent attitude towards drugs. Of course, there are some horrible parts shouting "KEEP OFF THE DRUGS" but, in some over scenes, they rather seem to have a grand time. Eventually, I think it is a very well made and fun movie with some great characters but, at the end of the day, the whole thing is actually pretty shallow. As a matter of fact, I have just re-watched it recently and, I must admit it, the 1st half was really hilarious, some of the funniest sh*t I have ever seen, which is quite striking when you consider the subject. The 2nd half, on the other hand, was definitely weaker and felt more unfocused. Still, to conclude, even though I don't believe it is really a masterpiece, it still think it is a very good flick, a British classic, and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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Trainspotting (1996) review

Posted : 9 years, 2 months ago on 12 August 2010 03:29

one of the best Uk movies of all time. How dose it promote drug taking...come on - jus the opposite! excellent from start to finish with one of the best soundtracks ever!

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Choose your future, Choose Life.

Posted : 9 years, 9 months ago on 29 December 2009 12:33

''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 dizzying array of drugs and characters. The film starts off startlingly realistically with Renton chastising that he wouldn't do drugs if he didn't enjoy it. With this, we learn in a headlong rush that the world of drug abuse that we've been taught about and steered away from is like any other addiction and that to an extent, we the audience, are no better than the people on screen.

Very light-hearted and fantasy is the first quarter of the film, common sense seems to evapourate and it's not made entirely open why drugs are considered bad in society. But the enjoyable scenario that you settle comfortably into doesn't last for long and soon it's apparent that director Danny Boyle is showing the good and the bad, the two extremes, the black and white. Whilst viewing Trainspotting you're in junkie paradoxical limbo.

Not many movies are lucky enough to be made at the right time and place then continue to steal the world by storm as Trainspotting did, but the ultimate proof of this film's mastery is that if you watched it alone or in a mass, in the far future or back in 1996, it still has the same effect of absolute hold over you in it's depiction of what it is to be a drug addict. Trainspotting is nothing short of being among the most effective, the most perfectly executed artistic works ever committed to film.

I mean Renton going fully into a toilet and swimming around before re-emerging is a perfect example of how warped and deliciously disgusting to watch this film is. Or his fantastical visions of a baby on a ceiling with Dale Winton on TV really is bizaare as if you are experiencing the drugged up state that hes in alongside him.
Ewan McGregor does a fantastic job in the role of Renton and quite easily makes us believe he is quite simply, a druggie.
The appearance of a young Kelly Macdonald as Diane was fun. So was the fact in finding out Diane is still at school, which had my mouth ajar, and the fact that Renton finds this out after. Highly amusing.
Jonny Lee Miller as Sick Boy shows us another Brit film part he pulls of nicely.
But Robert Carlyle as the maddened Begbie with his terrible temper was a compelling character to see with an uncontrollable rage. He really made the part his own and gave a performance that remains for me memorable.

The soundtrack is a perfect blend with some catchy and songs everyone with British origin knows. Accompanied with the narration by Ewan and it becomes hypnotic.
From a technical standpoint, the camera-work and cinematography are fluid, inventive and original.
The story itself is nothing new but is written and executed in such a wild energized fashion that everything seems to have a fresh feel.

For a film ironically called Trainspotting Danny Boyle gives us something that shows what a talent he truly is. He shows us a serious yet comical drug movie which doesn't glamorize the use of drugs nor does it dismiss or damn them.

Trainspotting is a film for anyone who wants to take a trip to the dark world of Heroin but also see the spark and rush that keeps people there.
For anyone who's not scared to cross the border on morals and what's right.
Trainspotting is for anyone who chooses life, and unlike Requiem for a Dream it gives us an ending of positiveness, and of hope.

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One of the best British films of all time!

Posted : 9 years, 10 months ago on 9 December 2009 02:06

Trainspotting is one of the cleverest films that I have ever seen. This is a very dark film because it shows how screwed-up a person's life can really be when addicted to drugs particularly on heroin. This film is really funny in a dark film or in a dark way which are referred as a 'black comedy'. The funny thing about it was that the whole group are rally foul mouthed, disgusting and also appear hilarious because of their messed up nature. The scene which I was overwhelmed by was where Renton went down a public toilet referred as "the worst toilet in Scotland" and his whole body went down it and he got two tablets from below the water and got out of the toilet the same way too. When I first saw this online (because it was rare and couldn't find it anywhere), I liked it but after a second viewing on Boxing Day 2008, I bloody loved it and so it goes on my favourites list. It is a film about alcohol, drugs and sex. I loved the tagline of Trainspotting: "Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a starter home. Choose dental insurance, leisure wear and matching luggage. Choose your future. But why would anyone want to do a thing like that?"because it is a true statement. People should always put life first and live it to the maximum and the best way they can. That tagline catches the attention of some other drug addicts.

Ewan McGregor delivers the best breakthrough performance of all time in my opinion. I really liked Mark Renton's personality because he had a lot of problems but he does at least try at times to try and snap out of the situation he is in. In a way, Renton is quite a cute character because some women choose to have sex with him because of that. Despite of his problems, I think he has a nice attitude to him of where and how he can change his life around. I think how it began was that Renton met and made friends with the wrong people. Robert Carlyle was vile as Begbie. I think only Robert Carlyle and Ralph Fiennes are the only two living actors who can portray different kinds of villains and make the audience have a fear for them. There are four other drug addicts with Renton. They are called Begbie, Tommy, Spud and Sick Boy.

Danny Boyle directs this film masterfully in his early career. There hasn't been any film like this until now. He wanted to prove what drug addiction can do to you. It can send you mad, have horrifying visions, it can make you really ill or can even kill you. I loved this original script becaue the screewriter and director wanted to make this film look as public and casual involving the characters, the drugs themselves and how it was filmed. One thing I do find hard about original scripts is that they are quite hard to understand. Well, they are for me anyway.

Trainspotting is one of the coolest films of all time. It is one of the best British films of all time. It is my favourite drug/alcohol related film, my favourite film of 1996. Ewan McGregor's best tied with Moulin Rouge! And Big Fish. It is my favourite Danny Boyle film so far. His new film Slumdog Millionaire is supposed to rival with David Fincher's The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button for Best Picture, so don't know whether Slumdog Millionaire will replace Trainspotting as favourite Boyle film or not. You'll just have to wait and see. Trainspotting is an unforgettable masterpiece!!

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Trainspotting (1996) review

Posted : 11 years, 11 months ago on 15 November 2007 11:25

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 back to his former life as a druggie.

This film should be enough to put anybody off of the drug for the rest of their lives. How can anybody put this stuff into their bodies!? It's beyond me. I don't like to watch this film very often, because of the absolutely scummy surroundings it reminds me of, but Franco Begbie is one character that is worth his weight in pure gold. One of Robert Carlyles only great film roles!

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Drug-induced masterpiece

Posted : 12 years, 2 months ago on 24 August 2007 08:52

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 common - they're all junkies. Every character is unique. Renton is the most 'normal' of the bunch, comes from a decent family, but keeps falling back into a life of crime and drugs. Sick Boy is ... man, i thought it'd be easier to explain this film...

lol... truth as I'm writing this, I realize that it's a really hard film to review, and even harder to explain WHY I loved it. It basically falls into a cult status film, best seen without any explanation given, and definitely requires multiple viewings before you can appreciate the beauty and humor behind the film. Some scenes are truly shocking (such as the dead baby) and gross (bathroom scene), but I guess the underlying theme is that drugs are bad, and for an addict, there are only 2 choices; choose drugs, or choose life.

and the soundtrack is legendary. I dont think any film will ever beet its track, even Pulp Fiction.

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