Sex, drugs & rock`n`roll? You bet. Not too much rock`n`roll though. "Trainspotting" was a cult book which I didn`t read, and it sure was a cult film which as far as I know not too many people have actually dared to watch. What did I expect to be? A totally gross movie about what drugs can do to people, much darker than "Requiem for a Dream". What did I get? A drama with elements of comedy, just like them British guys like it to be. By the way, they are Scottish, which is very important in the context of the film. Renton is a heroin addict who decides to dump the drugs, quite a few times. And there are his pals: Spud - the stupid one, Sick Boy - the cool one; Tommy - the physical one; and Begbie - the neurotic madman. Together they have their ups and downs, and together they deal with modern times. This film is certainly much more than an "anti-drugs" movie, in fact, it`s not even clearly anti-drugs, it`s not that easy to tell. Anyhow, I think this film was awesome, and definetely it`s not too scary for you to watch, although at some times it gets pretty dark.
Quote: "Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. (..) Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin` else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you`ve got heroin?"
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