Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Trainspotting (1996) - Addiction Movie #3

Synopsis: Scottish smackhead sells skag, selects survival, stings sidekicks.

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “The motion picture sensation that wowed critics and audiences nationwide, Trainspotting delivers a wild mix of rebellious action and wicked humor! It’s the story of four friends as they try to make it in the world on their own terms...and who end up planning the ultimate scam!”

What Did I Learn?: It’s not a good idea to view the “worst toilet in Scotland” scene while eating a bowl of homemade chilli.

You Might Like This Movie If: You believe your kids will best respond to a strong anti-drug message if it’s delivered in a thick Scottish accent with Iggy Pop playing in the background.

Really?: If you were Begbie, would you trust three junkies to help you sell a big stash of heroin without getting high on their own supply?

Rating: Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle deliver powerful performances in this brilliantly-written film. 9/10 stars.

1 comment:

  1. I love the pub fights in this movie.
    - Mister Cool


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