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Cadeicus's avatar


Not a film to watch whilst eating you dinner. I learnt the hard way.
6 years 5 months ago
woksin's avatar


Trainspotting and Requiem for a Dream should be standard school movies to promote anti-drug
7 years 7 months ago
NourNasreldin's avatar


Watching this particular film can be immensely shocking during the first encounter. You watch all those mortifying scenes and you try to shut your eyes at certain points but then, then you take it all in and start to make sense of it. The brilliance of the film in my own opinion is in
its cinematography and highly entertaining content. The photography along with the lighting is captivating like in scenes where the main character almost dies from drug use and so the scene is kind of shot from a person in a grave perspective, now that was pure brilliance. My expectations about films that deal with drugs and drug abusers are usually that they would be slow paced, boring and dull but, surprisingly, Trainspotting is far from being even a bit boring. I was enjoying every bit of it until the very end.

The thing about Trainspotting is that it’s not taking sides; it doesn’t address drug abuse directly as a good or a bad thing, instead it shows you what it would be like to choose living over becoming an addict. It just deals with the characters’ different stories of struggle. Those who decide to quit and those who decide to suddenly start. The film has many psychedelic flashes yet the story and the idea are simple and not at all hard to comprehend. I also have to comment on the excellence of the performance delivered by Ewan McGregor. I say this film is for everyone to watch, and then they decide to look at it the way they want to because there is simply no idea being forced here.

Trainspotting is a disturbing film, that’s a fact but, it is also one that you cannot be reckless enough not to watch. So, if you decide to watch Trainspotting, prepare to get hit hard (really hard) but also, prepare to be amazed.
7 years 6 months ago
elizabethyates's avatar


A film is only good if it makes you uncomfortable at times. And this film made me uncomfortable at times.

Great acting and a great soundtrack. I loved the camera angles and the portrayal of drug addiction. Very unique and very eye-catching.

8 years 11 months ago
rainy's avatar


Creepiest baby since Pet Sematary.
9 years 3 months ago
Joker of Gotham's avatar

Joker of Gotham

Ewan McGregor is excellent in this movie. The movie is awesome, great moments and great acting and great everything a movie that represents well the top 250
8 years 11 months ago
halftome's avatar


That dead baby was just about freakiest thing I've seen in awhile!
10 years 3 months ago
fakirfikir's avatar


One of the best movie I've ever seen in my life !
Must watch !
6 years 10 months ago
DonCorleone1208's avatar


God this movie scared me. Would work great as an after school special on why one should never use heroin
7 years 7 months ago
Worzel's avatar


Rewatched after many years. Just as good if not better than I remembered. I forgot that, as well as being toe-curlingly grim, it's also very funny at times.
8 years ago
thaisquisito's avatar


I'm gonna be just like you. The job, the family, the fucking big television. The washing machine, the car, the compact disc and electric tin opener, good health, low cholesterol, dental insurance, mortgage, starter home, leisure wear, luggage, three piece suite, DIY, game shows, junk food, children, walks in the park, nine to five, good at golf, washing the car, choice of sweaters, family Christmas, indexed pension, tax exemption, clearing gutters, getting by, looking ahead, the day you die.
8 years 9 months ago
jimjamjelly's avatar


Plot is indeed a little wonky but it shows Heroin addiction in such a cool and unique way (also funny & disturbing but that's to be expected when dealing with a heroin junkie) that it simply should be seen by anyone who thinks they can handle it.
10 years ago
ronin48's avatar


depressing and wonderful...saw the original with subtitles...lol!!
10 years 7 months ago
hippo's avatar


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 mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisure wear and matching luggage. Choose a three piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing sprit- crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pishing you last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked-up brats you have spawned to replace yourself. Choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that?
11 years 1 month ago
Siskoid's avatar


It is perhaps astounding that Trainspotting, a film dripping in Scottish argot, based on an Irvine Welsh novel (not an obvious adaptation), about heroin addicts, would become a hit, but there it is. It isn't just a tent pole of 90s pop culture, but made stars out of Ewan McGregor, Kelly Macdonald, and director Danny Boyle, whose fearless visual style managed to capture Welsh's metaphors while still allowing the raw truth of addiction to be depicted. McGregor rummaging around the Worst Toilet in Scotland cannot be deleted from memory. A large part of the appeal is the soundtrack, which is perhaps better remembered than the film itself (something it shares with Garden State, I think), but that's definitely not the only thing going for it. Though all the characters are screw-ups of the highest order, all but Begbie (let's call him the villain) are sympathetic, and we're well happy to spend a couple of hours listening to McGregor's rendition of Welsh's acid narration as their comedies and tragedies play out.
2 years 8 months ago

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