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Renton is living the dream and that dream is Heroin. As Renton struggles with the agony and ecstasy of his life we follow him and his increasingly unstable mates. Drinking, fighting, drugs, sex and the most disgusting toilet in Scotland. Choose Trainspotting.
The word "trainspotting" can mean alot of things.
It literally translates to the phyisical act of watching trains, whether it be for a hobby or for recreation.
It's also commonly used as a term for shooting up heroin because the substance moves through your veins like a train on a track.
In the context of Danny Boyle's masterpiece, the word means all of the above. The life of a heroin addict could be summed up as the act of watching trains. You are watching hundreds of lives pass you by as the train speeds past. There are people going many different places. There are people coming from heartbreaks and there are people heading towards a new life. The addict isn't…
Film #69 of Project 90
”Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?”
Trainspotting is the definition of the word crazy, like its protagonists Danny Boyle’s wild, uproarious and super-dynamic film is shooting heroine all the time. With a central character who can’t control his juvenile impulsiveness, a screenplay full of unforgettable little moments (“My pleasure in other people's leisure!”), a soundtrack to die for and Danny Boyle’s reckless visual style Trainspotting is one of those culturally significant films that changes the medium forever and manages to modify the way we approach movies, it is a movie that captures the spirit of a specific time and place perfectly, a cult, or a modern classic if you like.
Danny Boyle’s film is…
This film makes me relieved I'm more of an alcohol man than a druggie...
The first time I saw this film some years back (like middle school), the only thing I took away from this is that it was that it was...weird. I didn't quite "get it".
Now after years of learning shit and experiencing shit, I think I finally "get it" and from what I get or think I get, I'm starting to love this.
This gives you an understanding of drug addiction and why drugs are bad without coming off as a PSA. It comes off as a very honest portrayal. It shows us the ins and outs of the drug; what makes it beautiful, ugly, mesmerizing, and…
A sickeningly realistic look into the lives of drug addicts. This film was graphic, humorous and depressing all while remaining incredibly raw. You do feel a sense of sympathy for these characters even though they are completely acting on their own free will. The film really emphasizes the feeling of being powerless when it comes to drugs, how everything in life seems to be just filler until "the next hit".
The performances, across the board, were amazing. Robert Carlyle as Begbie, for me in particular was really outstanding. It was with this character that the film showed drugs were not the only outlet for destruction. Begbie was fueled by alcohol and extreme anger, which created a very violent and at times, very scary character.
Beautifully shot, brilliantly acted and masterfully adapted from Irvine Welsh's novel of the same name, Trainspotting is definitely not a film to miss. I can't believe I've waited this long.
Man this film is filthy; the sets, the costumes, the language, the toilets (oh god! the toilets), the bed sheets, the drugs, Ewen Bremner ect...
Now THIS is my favourite from Danny Boyle, which includes some fantastic performances from the likes of Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewan Bremner and the ever so insane Robert Carlyle. This hilarious, really dark journey to self destruction is difficult to watch in some places but highly recommended.
Danny Boyle's Trainspotting is a disturbingly comedic view on the lives of a group of heroin users in Scotland. The plot revolves mostly around Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) and his attempt to stop using heroin while watching his buddies continue using. The ups and downs that go with finding what in life is missing, without using. This film had the ability to make sad situations funny, while keeping the seriousness of the story line. I cannot believe I waited this long to see this, but better late than never!
A brutal poem of addiction, withdrawal and bad decisions. Trainspotting is the defining movie of "Generation X". Think of "A Clockwork Orange" meets "Requiem for a Dream". Danny Boyle directs the film brilliantly. The cast brims with overwhelming talent. Ewan McGregor captivates and destroys on the silver screen. Most importantly, the screenplay is rich with genius dialog that only enhances the original story by Irvine Welsh. If you're a fan of movies, Trainspotting would be a carnal sin to miss.
Un excellent film. Drôle, tout en étant dur, très cru, et sans concessions sur l'addiction aux drogues dures.
Certaines scènes sont franchement tordantes... et d'autres sont assez sordides. Mais le film enchaine tout ça intelligement... et ça fonctionne.
Un très bon casting, un BO géniale. Emballez c'est pesé !
There are great moments in this movie like the Lou Reed sequence and the sequences where Ewan McGregor's character gets high, but it's mostly an average slice-of-life film.
Un referente absoluto de los filmes sobre drogadicción. Un grupo de personajes muy bien desarrollados y varias escenas que son o muy graciosas o difíciles de digerir... o incluso, las dos cosas al mismo tiempo. Su estilo de montaje un poco tarantinesco ayuda a marcar el ritmo y el lenguaje con el que nos habla la película, con un poco de esa adrenalina juvenil mezclada con la crudeza del mundo real. Hasta el día de hoy, lo único que no me ha logrado cuadrar del todo es el soundtrack. Me parece tan plano que resulta ser un despropósito para la película, aun más cuando el sonido es una herramienta narrativa tan importante.
At times extremely difficult to watch, this movie utilizes both farcical (and oftentimes scatological, to the detriment of sensitive stomachs) situations and disturbing dream(like) sequences to document the horrors of addiction. Creative, honest, and frightening. Worth a watch (but not while you're eating).
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Na altura em que vi este filme, andava num daqueles períodos em que nada me andava a agradar completamente, mas depois o Trainspotting surgiu e acabou com isso. É um filme altamente bem pensado, com um impacto grande na maioria das pessoas que o assiste e tem bastantes quotes famosas devido à sua qualidade.
"Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose…
Danny Boyle's script element checklist:
1) does someone get covered in shit?
Very disturbing portrayal of drug addiction. Danny Boyle did a great job with this film. From the style, the characters, and themes, almost everything is perfect. Not so much a story as it is a character study, and at that it succeeds.
Danny Boyle's sophomore bout 'Trainspotting' is a superbly well made film a brisk pace, great performances, and a fully engaging plot. Full of comedy and pathos, 'Trainspotting' is a equal parts satisfying and poignant.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!