104. Trainspotting (1996)

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8.0 Darkly funny and exciting
  • Acting 8.0
  • Directing 8.1
  • Story 8.0
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Starring: Ewan McGregor, Kelly Macdonald, Ewen Bremner

Director: Danny Boyle

Running Time: 92 mins


Trainspotting is a British film about a Scottish man living in Edinburgh who tries to get out of his drug addiction, even though all his friends are completely obsessed by the drugs trade.

This is a classic grungy film, and it was deeply depressing to watch some parts of it, yet also very interesting, as it had a great story, which kept my attention for the entire duration, while the deeper meanings were also very intriguing, showing how drugs can easily send one person’s life spinning madly out of control.

I must say that the scene where Renton, the main character, played by Ewan McGregor, swims down the toilet into the sewers was just ridiculous, and I’m still trying to figure what the hell it means, or how they actually managed to film him falling into a toilet!

I was surprised at how depressing this film was, and it was set in one of the happiest and most fun-loving countries in the world, Scotland! Overall, though, I’ll give this an 8, because it was a fascinating film, with a brilliant story, and some greatly intriguing characters, even though it was extremely grungy and horrible.

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