I just love that final song.
It's sad to remove this from my favourite films section on my profile, but ultimately you have to ask yourself what you do find to be great films, or pleasures you will defend, and question the quality of others. Its got its moments and parts that are hilarious, but it feels hollow, over reliant on Renton's narration and not really stands out. Too many British films like this are all "style", but a non distinct one that makes them all look alike, clearly the products of their decades of creation without anything that lingers long afterwards. Its a shame to let it drift from my DVD collection, but I've moved on.
A comical, horrific adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel of the same name, a commentary of the Scottish drug scene in the mid 90's. The film shows both sides to Drugs, it shows that they can be enjoyable and fun, but it also demonstrates that lives capitulate, people overdose and lives go day to day just trying to get high. A film that combines fine acting with great soundtrack, to produce Danny Boyle's best work.
"The reason there is a fierce joy in trainspotting, despite the appaling things that happen on it, is that it's basically about friends in need". - Roger Ebert
Very graphic I love the way Danny Boyle presents the issues of heroin and drugs in this film, He shows that yeah drugs are amazing , they make you feel free , but what about when that freedom slips away and the real world starts to disintegrate around you ? The pretty and the gritty. Loved the performances of Mcgregor and Bremner . Classic film can never get tired of watching it.
I really liked it! McGregor is great in the lead role, and Carlyle is a standout. This movie is really hard to watch, very graphic and some absolutely disgusting scenes. It doesn't pull punches, which is why I think it's so engaging. It has some dark humor, but the drama is where this movie really shines.
stylish, funny, and disturbing. the soundtrack is unorthodox for a film like this, but it works. Boyle's direction is perfect, it's entertaining throughout and Renton's narration is quite compelling. A raw and effective look at heroin addiction but one of the best films of all time? Nah.
I'll say that I am not a fan of Danny Boyle's films, but Trainspotting is still the best film that he has made. It's a film that really sheds all the puffery and poshness of British life, and tears down all preconceived notions of the under-culture that exists. His techniques in this film boarder on A Clockwork Orange and The Wall, a fascinating social commentary that sets him apart from everyone else right now.