Trainspotting [1996]

Director: Danny Boyle
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle
Genre: Drama
Rating: R (Restricted)
Runtime: 94 minutes

With its hallucinatory visions of crawling dead babies and a grungy plunge into the filthiest toilet in Scotland, you might not think Trainspotting could have been one of the best movies of 1996, but Danny Boyle's film about unrepentant heroin addicts in Edinburgh is all that and more. That doesn't make it everybody's cup of tea (so unsuspecting viewers beware), but the film's blend of hyperkinetic humor and real-life horror is constantly fascinating, and the entire cast (led by Ewan McGregor and Full Monty star Robert Carlyle) bursts off of the screen in a supernova of outrageous energy. Adapted by John Hodge from the acclaimed novel by Irving Welsh, the film was a phenomenal hit in England, Scotland, and (to a lesser extent) the U.S. For all of its comedic vitality and invigorating filmmaking, the movie is no ode to heroin, nor is it a straight-laced cautionary tale. Trainspotting is just a very honest and well-made film about the nature of addiction, and it doesn't pull any punches when it is time to show the alternating pleasure and pain of substance abuse. --Jeff Shannon

Buy this movie now

Share your thoughts on Trainspotting's quotes with the community:

Quote of the Day

Would you like us to send you a quote delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     

Citation

Use the citation below to add this movie page to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Trainspotting Quotes." Quotes.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 24 Nov. 2014. <http://www.quotes.net/movies/Trainspotting>.

Know another quote from Trainspotting?

Don't let people miss on a great quote from the "Trainspotting" movie - add it here!


The Web's Largest Resource for

Famous Quotes & Sayings


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network