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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 wish i could swim in my toilets
I guess I'm in the camp of people who don't understand why certain people love this movie. Frankly, it lost me when it showed the neglected baby that had died because the junkies were too stoned to think of taking care of it.
I can't believe Bob Dole and other people with sticks up their asses said this glorifies drug use. There is nothing that seems glamorous about being hooked on heroin.
a fuckin love the scots
'Porno' will either be the most dissappointing movie of 2017 or the absolute best.
Trainspotting might have had some great elements, such as performances and direction/cinematography, it really fails when it come to a script. This script falls short on so many levels, failing to develop any story or character. There is no character motivation or arcs. Really Danny Boyle had some great ideas and things he did for this movie, and the actors were great too but this script was a knife to the heart...
Remains one of the greatest British films of all time.
Boyle's adaptation of the extraordinary novel by Irvine Welsh does it justice in some places, in others, not so much. In film terms, excellent. In adaptation terms, a let-down.
Very solid narrative depicting the intricacies of friendship, family, and addiction. You truly never know which direction the movie is going to take every second of the experience and save for one scene involving toilet humor, the film had me gripped the whole way through.
Sometimes you just have to be in the right place in life to truly appreciate a film.
This was one of those times.
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