DIRECTOR: Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later)

TAGLINE: Never let your friends tie you to the tracks.

BEST LINE/S: 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 good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. 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?

STARRING: Ewan McGregor (dives into a filthy toilet, injects himself with heroin, and runs away with the moolah)

GLOBE & MAIL SAYS: The experience of watching Trainspotting – the electric, nasty and slick descent into the milieu of young Scottish junkies – is a little like speeding through the digestive tract of some voracious beast.

I SAY: Oozing with dark Scottish humor and sheer edginess, this is the most fun you can get with a film about substance abuse.


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