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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…
Driven by beats of dark comedy, bleak tragedy, human drama, and character-based energy, Danny Boyle's "Trainspotting" is a layered look at the transition from youth to adulthood. Deftly sidestepping genre definition, this look is marked by addiction, sex, death, and Scotland. Boyle yanks the film from comedy to drama and back, but the coming-of-adult-age story speaks straightforward truths about life's harrowing journey.
Revolving around a group of Scottish friends who are more enamored with heroine and violence than they are adult responsibilities, "Trainspotting" charts the highs and low of addiction, friendships, and life's misadventures. Ewan McGregor's Renton is the focus of the story, and, through him, the audience examines the stylized and filthy debauchery of the heroine habit and the…
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.
I always thought this film looked dumb. I don't know why. I knew nothing about it. Now that I've watched it I still think it's kinda dumb at times. But it's also pretty creative, so that's cool
Essentially what we're looking at here is the on-running inner monologue of a Scottish heroin addict as he goes through his messed up life with his messed up friends messing up stuff until he finally realizes that friends whose only common interest with you is hard drugs are not real friends, and gets over his little rebellious anarchic mantra to pursue the normal "boring" good life.
To be honest, I probably would have stopped shooting up after the dead baby. Am I the only one who thought that was glossed over? Y'all KILLED A BABY.
Aside from the dead baby, this was a good story and a great cinematic piece, but I struggle to watch it because of the perpetual stupidity of all the characters and the filth they live in. Please...please do laundry. Invest in a mop. Please.
This movie didn't quite match what I had heard of it, but I'd say it was roughly what I expected, and what I expected was a very entertaining, darkly comedic look at heroin. It's really witty and enjoyable, but I feel like it never got too far into the deep end beyond a couple of scenes. They managed to make a toilet symbolic, which is something I'd definitely have to give credit to.
I really like the choice made in the end, it's a nice twist on an expected happy ending, and it really left a mixed feeling to it all, not just super happy or super sad, which I loved.
I felt like this movie was a kind of mix between Pulp Fiction and A Clockwork Orange in some ways, which is really not something it can be faulted for.
I really liked this movie, check it out.
A deeply dark black comedy chronicling the exploits of a group of honest to God herion addicts. A film about nothing that manages to be so entertaining due to great cinematography and interesting visual metaphors. A charming story which doesn't promote nor discredit drug use.
this film is very dirty and gross and ughh, but what do you expect this movie to be about a group of drugaddicts?? more of the choices we make
Painful, dark and very messy. Trainspotting uses an unusual story and an amazing cast to shine and bring joy for everyone who watches it. I can assure you that is going to be one of the best 1h33min of you life.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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