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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!
cruda, violenta, hasta naranja-mecanicosa si es que es un termino existente
tenia que compensarme por fumarme esa mierda de master of disguiste
ewan mcgregor: a favor
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A seriously overrated film with a superb cast. Robert Carlisle's Begby was the stand-out for mine. The reason I say it's overrated is simply because of its attitude toward drugs, in this case heroin. I think the lack of any real consequences are foregone in a comedy though. If you tally up the list of wrongdoings in this film; infanticide, animal cruelty, statutory rape, armed robbery, theft and suicide, you would be hard pressed to feel that anyone suffers because of it. One man stands at the edge of a crib crying inconsolably at the loss of his child, but no charges are pressed, so ultimately they get away with it. But this was back when Danny Boyle was on the cusp of greatness (although I can't think of a film of his better than this) and his visual trickery mollified us and distracted us along with his great comic set pieces.
give me heroin
the dead baby scene tho.......
my favorite drug movie.
I'm not sure what it is about the movie, but for some reason it is one of the few that I can watch repeatedly back to back. It's very colorful, each scene overlaps into the next nicely, and it even has a built in music video.
Comic moments interspersed with desperate sadness. Enjoyed the soundtrack. Does Danny Boyle have a thing about toilets?
It's a lighter version of Requiem of a Dream, very dark comedy with a better ending than expected. Ewan McGregor earns his role in Star Wars with his performance in this as the heroin junkie trying too deal with bums friends and fighting his addiction. My opinion on this movie kept going up and down, and in the end I enjoyed the movie for what it was.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!