Trainspotting

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Miramax Released 1996

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Director:
Danny Boyle
Released:
1996
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Trainspotting is a 1996 film directed by Danny Boyle. This movie follows Mark Renton (Ewan MacGregor) and his friends, played by Robert Carlyle and Jon Lee Miller, as they try to get their lives together. They are constantly faced with joblessness, bad relationships and drug addiction. Mark is desperate to kick his heroin habit but has an extremely hard time doing so. Everyone around him including his family and friends are drowned in sadness yet hope to see him turn his life around. His friends who have never touched drugs are curious to try out the drugs. Watch and see who succeeds at changing their lives for the better while others do not. Trainspotting is based on a novel by Irvine Walsh that touches base with life's harsh truths. It is truly a beautiful film that many can relate to as these characters are faced with real life struggles.

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  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Exuberant and pitiless, profane yet eloquent, flush with the ability to create laughter out of unspeakable situations, Trainspotting is a drop-dead look at a dead-end lifestyle tha...

  • 90

    Variety Derek Elley

    Scabrous, brutal and hip, Trainspotting is a "Clockwork Orange" for the '90s.

  • 80

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    The stylish irreverence of Trainspotting mimics that drug high and delivers its own potent kick.

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    Comedy, Drama

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    British TV, 90s, Crime