Heroin addict Mark Renton stumbles through bad ideas and sobriety attempts with his unreliable friends -- Sick Boy, Begbie, Spud and Tommy. He also has an underage girlfriend, Diane, along for the ride. After cleaning up and moving from Edinburgh to London, Mark finds he can't escape the life he left behind when Begbie shows up at his front door on the lam, and a scheming Sick Boy follows.
ActorsStarring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin McKidd, Peter Mullan, James Cosmo, Eileen Nicholas, Susan Vidler, Pauline Lynch, Shirley Henderson, Stuart McQuarrie, Keith Allen, Kevin Allen, Irvine Welsh, Eddie Nestor, Annie Louise Ross, Billy Riddoch, Dale Winton, Hugh Ross, Victor Eadie, Kate Donnelly
My opinion : Overrated, confused in where it goes and plentifully unmemorable, theres nothing masterful about Trainspotting that makes it deserve the credit it’s been given, but with all those flaws stripped, we have a heartfelt, well filmed, very well acted story of a couple of guys who escape the mundaneness of life and welcome with open arms the malevolent dreamy smokescreen of heroin and other illegal drugs, whilst contemplating their existence. This is one of the few highly realistic aspects of it, followed along with a couple great scenes, all set at the backdrop of a constantly changing brit punk 90s culture. It’s no Requiem For A Dream, but it does offer parents insight on what drugs are all about. 75/100