For April 19th- Trainspotting

Why you may have heard of this film: It stars Ewan McGregor and is directed by Danny Boyle.  It also is a popular film because of its presentation of drugs and the lifestyle surrounding them.

Story/Writing: 2/2

Adapted from a book, it chronicles the lives of a group of young people as they deal with drugs, sex and growing up in Edinburgh.

Acting: 2/2

A great cast.  McGregor is awesome in the lead, and supporting cast really helps fill out his character.

Photography/Set: 1.5/2

Well-dressed sets that add a lot to the story and the personalities that inhabit them.  The shooting is all very modern British, which isn’t bad.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

Good drug effects, but the music choices are hit and miss.

Misc: 2/2

A good movie, especially for its keen sense of youth culture.  Although comedic at times, it is a definitive warning against hard drug use.


Good for a young crowd.  A must watch for British film geeks.


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