|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kelly MacDonald, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle|
|Collections:||Book Adaptations, Full English, Our Favourites, Top 100 Best of British|
|Run time:||1 hour 29 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Jun 2009|
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nothing to do with HornbyBy a customer from Fife , 20 Sep 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]This movie takes an odd look at life, more specifically, an odd look at heroin. The dirty, desperate, colourless depiction of addicts is clear and present but the all around feel is more surreal-like you are invited to see the world as heroin users do.
For all its seriousness, there are several hilarious comedy spots. so when Trainspotting brings you down, it picks you back up again...
There are strong performances all around by Mcgregor and Carlyle as well as a longer role for Kevin Mckidd who exchanges his clean lifestyle for a shot in the arm eventually.
The strength of Trainspotting is in the script - excellent dialogue and mixture of the ironic and the serious.
You can choose life, I?ll choose Trainspotting. 9 out of 10
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Forget MoonwalkingBy Cottonlane (2 reviews) , 11 Sep 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI love this film when the Baby is walking on the Ceiling, For me an unforgettable Scene from a brilliant Film....
"Choose Trainspotting"By MickeyOnePunchONeil (23 reviews) from Belfast , 03 Aug 2011All in all, a very good movie, but I cant help wishing I was 10 years younger when I watched it so that I could truly appreciate how ground breaking, controversial and stand out the movie was turning its time. I think Trainspotting is an excellent movie, but I also think it is held in such a high regard today because of the heads it turned when it was first released. A teenager watching Trainspotting in 2011 could easily pass it off as mediocre because graphic scenes of drug taking and its effects and other disturbing images are nothing out of the ordinary in cinema today, but in 1995 they were. I think this flick was so successful because it depicted the subject of drugs in a way that no other movie had done before and while in todays age certain scenes from the movie may seem tame, 15 years ago they would have made an audience sit up and take notice.
No matter what year it is when you watch Trainspotting though, you can still appreciate the mix of quirky humour, irony and darkness that makes up the narrative. Certain aspects of this movie are shocking, some are morbid, and some are hilarious; thats the beauty of it, its wonderfully weird; it doesnt have to make sense. The acting is also fantastic and standout performances from Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle are noteworthy.
To sum up, a great movie that will have you absorbed in many a different way from the first minute till last. Sometimes its weird, sometimes its shocking, sometimes its horrible, and sometimes its funny; theres something for everyone and I highly recommend you try and find it.
Epic Piece of film makingBy SidneyPoison (3 reviews) from Ferryside , 23 May 2011This film is epic. One of my all time favorite films. The cast is perfect and it has a good humour to serious stuff ratio. Absolutely fantastic story line and I would also recommend reading the book as that is also pretty epic.
WHATS NOT TO LIKE - UNLESS YOUR A SMACK HEADBy mcgarrigal (35 reviews) from Newcastle upon Tyne , 12 May 2011MODERN CLASSIC - WAS TREMENDOUS AT THE TIME OF RELEASE AND STILL GREAT FILM NOW 5 STARS WOULD GIVE IT MORE IF I COULD
train spottingBy a customer , 13 Apr 2011Great film, well worth being a permanent feature in your colection. Timeless. really enjoyed it.
Rent / purchase either way great entertainment
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