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Trainspotting

Reviewed By K-Dog
Posted 09/08/98 17:29:20

"YOU MUST SEE THIS FILM IF YOU HAVE ANY RESPECT FOR THE MEDIUM"
5 stars (Awesome)

So what is the US equivalent to this film.. I've heard many say 'The Basketball Diaries'... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! FUCK OFF!

This is a landmark movie of British filmmaking..
For so-called 'youth' films Hollywood churns out the lightweight comedy shite that has NO bearing on any world I have visited..

Well here is the look at British drug culture... and it ain't glorified..

This is basically following the events of Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor in a storming performance) showing all about his heroine addiction, his loser friends etc..

This was apparently an unfilmable book (written by Irvin Welsh) but the makers of Shallow Grave did it, with an amazing adaption..

Everything in this film is so well done.. It has though been pointed out that it is too glossy and pop video-like to be a true reflection of that culture.. I say WAKE UP and see the one common thread between every culture is a strong presence of music. So the best way to film this eclectic book is to make an eclectic looking film. (You tossers)

This film, I must warn you, is very hard hitting and harrowing and does not let the viewer off easily in anything, from dead babies to aids, it deals bluntly with all subjects.

YOU MUST SEE THIS FILM IF YOU HAVE ANY RESPECT FOR THE MEDIUM!

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