VINTAGE FILM Trainspotting


A film that will make it seem kinda okay if your kids turn out like Seth Rogen, Trainspotting is darker than Fargo and, in terms of nail-biting action, is the polar opposite of the dull hobby of its title (which appears in the source novel by Irvine Welsh but not the film). The film simultaneously propelled Ewan McGregor to stardom and millions of young people away from ever trying heroin. A sequel is coming in 2017.

Director: Danny Boyle

Screenplay by: John Hodge

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle

Major nominations on original release : Academy Award® for Best Adapted Screenplay; BAFTA Award for Best Film, British Film, Adapted Screenplay (won)

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