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Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose…Trainspotting. Director Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) thrills in this “original, daring” (Salon.com) tale of a group of young drug addicts wheeling through blue collar Edinburgh that earned an Academy Award® for Best Adapted Screenplay. Starring Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge!) in an unforgettable breakthrough performance, Trainspotting electrified audiences and critics with its hilariously dark humor, stunning visuals and sharp honest take on both the exhilarating highs, and the terrifying lows, of addiction.
With its hallucinatory visions of crawling dead babies and a grungy plunge into the filthiest toilet in Scotland, you might not think Trainspotting could have been one of the best movies of 1996, but Danny Boyle's film about unrepentant heroin addicts in Edinburgh is all that and more. That doesn't make it everybody's cup of tea (so unsuspecting viewers beware), but the film's blend of hyperkinetic humor and real-life horror is constantly fascinating, and the entire cast (led by Ewan McGregor and Full Monty star Robert Carlyle) bursts off of the screen in a supernova of outrageous energy. Adapted by John Hodge from the acclaimed novel by Irving Welsh, the film was a phenomenal hit in England, Scotland, and (to a lesser extent) the U.S. For all of its comedic vitality and invigorating filmmaking, the movie is no ode to heroin, nor is it a straight-laced cautionary tale. Trainspotting is just a very honest and well-made film about the nature of addiction, and it doesn't pull any punches when it is time to show the alternating pleasure and pain of substance abuse. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
One of my favourite movies of all time. Just shows what it's like when your young and aimless with no positive influences in your life.Published 12 months ago by CiCiCiCI
cé donc ben l'fun acheter des affaires, tsé quand t'a l'gout de te sentir en vie, y a rien comme sortir ta carte de créditPublished 19 months ago by simon roy
This is one of my favourite movies - I watch it at least once a week. It is not for the faint hearted or for those looking for a story with a definite ending. Read morePublished 19 months ago by sandra bell
Bought it on recommendation by a friend. It is a well acted glimpse into the underbelly of society. A tamer version of a Clockwork Orange. Overall an uplifting film.Published 20 months ago by Thomas Koreman
Wildly inventive, extremely funny (often sickly, disturbingly so), filmed with an insane sense of energy and pace,
and an eye for truly inventive surreal images, and a... Read more
took no time at all to arrive and was of excellent quality which i was pleased about since it was a gift for bf.Published on May 5 2013 by Megan Morin