Trainspotting
1996
Danny Boyle's explosive 1996 film tracks the misadventures of young men (played by a cast that includes Ewan MacGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jon Lee Miller) trying to find their way out of joblessness, aimless relationships and drug addiction. Some are successful, while others are hopelessly not. Based on Irvine Walsh's novel, Trainspotting melds grit with poetry, resulting in a film of harsh truths and stunning grace.

Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”

I somehow never saw this before, despite enjoying the book years ago. It's lively and funny, and deserves to be called a comedy despite the grim subject matter. The sense of fear that ultimately drives each character's behavior is palpable. The elaborate discussions of pop culture sometimes feel like Quentin Tarantino's work.

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Erik Bates: There's a BOOK? − March 25, 2013 • more by Erik

Scott Hardie: There is! And it's just as obscene and heavily-accented as the movie based on it. − March 25, 2013 • more by Scott

Erik Bates: Good lord. It's like A Clockwork Orange, but Scottish. − March 25, 2013 • more by Erik

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