Ok… didn’t know what to expect when I found out this was next on my randomly picked film from the 1001 films to see before you die list but I went ahead and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Best film out of the six I’ve seen so far. Very funny, very entertaining and I learned about a few things from this film. I learned that drugs are bad (then again Mr Mackey from South Park told us that) and to choose life. One other thing I want to talk about… the scene where Renton’s in bed after being brought home from the clinic. Is that what happens when you get off drugs? My head’s still spinning! I’m gonna have fun sleeping tonight! Also… I’m gonna have nightmares about that baby! Anyway, here’s what I had to say about 1996’s Trainspotting
Film – Trainspotting
Year – 1996
Director – Danny Boyle
Staring – Ewan McGregor, Ewen Brenmer, Jonny Lee Miller
IMDb Rating – 8.2/10
My Rating – 8.9/10
All I know about this before I hit play is that it’s about Drugs
Starts with Renton running away with Iggy Pop music in background
Renton’s monolauge talks about choosing life
Renton says he didn’t choose life because he has heroine
What’s better – Goldigger or Dr No?
Spud just kissed a man on the lips – clearly off his head
Heroine is better than cock according to Diane – I wouldn’t know about either so…
Heroine hits the veins pretty quickly
Renton says he wants to stop taking drugs
Step one into giving up – Preperation
8 tins of mushroom soup?
“Heroine makes you constipated”
Only old men and junkies visit Labrokes/William Hill
“The Worst Toilet in Scotland” – They weren’t kidding
Renton takes a shit in this minging toilet
Why would you want to search your shit then stick your entire body down it just to find what ever it is
All that swimming in a toilet to find the drugs you shoved up your ass
Renton and Sick Boy meet in a park and spy on people in a bush – Mainly joggers
George Best, David Bowie & Lou Reed get mentioned for “Having it then losing it”
Then Sick Boy says Charlie Nicholas, David Niven, Malcolm McLaren & Elvis Presley did the same – I’m too young to know the truth
Why does Sick Boy have a sniper rifle?
Renton takes the rifle to shoot a bulldog to make it bite it’s owner
Spud’s off for a job interview! – Reminds me of everyone you see outside Job Centre
Spud takes speed before the interview
Spud reminds of every drunkard in you local who won’t shut up
Speaking of pubs… we’re in one!
We hear from Begbie
Trying to figure out what has more swearing – this or Clerks – I’m gonna say this as they’ve said
Tommy is apparently clean and has a collection of VHS
Lucky pool/snooker shot
Begbie attacks a man for putting him of winning the game
“Begbie doesn’t do drugs, he does people”
FIGHT!!! – IT’S A BAR ROOM BRAWL!!!
100 Great Goals is a porno staring Tommy
Now we’re in a nightclub
TEMPTATION BY HEAVEN 17!!!!
Subtitles dispite me easily hearing what they had to say
We’re hearing two people tell the same story – Who’s telling the truth?
Women – “What are you talking about?”
Men – “Football! Yous?”
Women – “Shopping!”
Liking a mixture of monolauges and live action speaking
I think there now playing “Atomic” by Blondie
Also, if this is what it’s like in nightclubs no wonder I don’t go to them
Renton’s in love – excuse me while I go puke
Diane knows everything about Renton
This is how “Fake Taxi” porn started
Is this what nightlife is like? – I’ll pretend I’m twice my age
Time for sex!!! Lots of it!
Spud is out like a light but wakes up when he hears the word sex
Tommy’s misses wants to watch their porno while having sex
Spud has a… spud!!!
Renton just compared his sex with Diane with a goal Holland scored in 1978
Who rides a bike indoors?
Spud has shit the bed!!!
Tommy and his misses are outside the video rental shop
Spud gets turned off my beans, sausage and eggs
FLYING SHIT BOMB!!!
Renton finds out Diane is a schoolgirl! – Underage sex!!!
Renton, Sick Boy, Spud and Tommy arrive in the countryside and are “off for a walk”
“IT’S SHITE BEING SCOTTISH!”
“WE ARE COLONISED BY WANKERS!!”
This was Tommy’s idea to go for a walk?
Everyone’s back on the heroine
Why would you let the baby near the drugs?
Sick Boy has a thing for James Bond films
Tommy’s been dumped 😦
All because of the video tape
Sick Boy says Pussy Galore isn’t attractive
Did Tommy say he wants to shag Renton?
Sick Boy reminds me of someone… can’t think who
Renton and Spud casually steal a TV from a old persons home
“The First Day of the Edinburgh Festival”
EVERYONE BEAT UP THE YANK!!!
Allison’s screaming – Is this what happens when it wears off
Oh… the baby’s dead!
Renton gives up drugs again after the baby’s death
It was Sick Boy’s baby!!!
Flashback to the earlier chase scene
Is this normal life in Edinburgh?
Spud and Renton are in court
Spud gets six months in prison
Renton gets to go to rehab
Begbie says Renton wouldn’t last two days in prison
Renton wanted to go in prison… not Spud
Nice transition from jumping off the wall to landing in the flat
Just cringed when seeing the needle go in Renton’s veins
JUST A PERFECT DAY
Ambulance for Renton… OK Maybe not
Swanney leaves Renton in the middle of the road before throwing him in a taxi
Taxi’s are the new ambulances
That stretcher shot reminds me of Avenged Sevenfold’s “Nightmare” music video… minus the screaming/scary images
Carry me Dad!
This can’t be good
Diane!!! Where did you come from?
Only just noticed that Renton’s bedroom wallpaper has trains
“I NEED ONE MORE FUCKING HIT!! YA FUCK!!”
So this is what it’s like after drugs
Begbie!!! Where did you come from?
How did it get on the roof?
DALE WINTON!! ARGH!!!
“Just say no”
My heads on the spin and I;m not on drugs
Spud… in chains and in prison gear!!! How did he get in?
THAT BABY’S THE EXORCIST!!!
WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON???
What the hell just happened?
Bingo cures a drug overdose?
“I’m negative. It’s official” – I’m negative as well
Plague is written over Tommy’s front door
Tommy’s flat looks a lot different from when we say it earlier
Renton gives Tommy money for the rent – I don’t think it’s for rent
It’s Diane and she’s questioning if Renton is clean?
Diane just said Iggy Pop is dead!! – Think you’ll find he’s still alive
Now we’re in London
Hello waving policeman
London looks a lot different in 1996
Renton now has a job selling houses
A letter from Diane – She tells us about Renton’s friends ala Where Are They Now
Begbie’s in London!
London had 7-Elevens
Renton and Begbie share the same bed
That pile of cigarette boxes is getting big
Think I just say Begbie’s sex face
“1000 years from now, they’ll be no guys nor girls. Just wankers!”
Begbie’s pulled a transexual
Sick Boy’s now in London
Sick Boy’s sold the TV!!! Then steals Renton’s fish
Renton then gives Begbie and Sick Boy but never paid rent
NO!!! Tommy’s died 😦
Tommy had sex with a kitten – EW!!
Spud sings a song in memory of Tommy – Kinda touchy song to be honest
Save Mikey or go to jail with your friend
Renton’s back on the drugs
Back to London we go… and we’re taking Spud with us
“This will be my final hit”
The Beatles Abbey Road photo re-enacted
I feel like I’m playing The Getaway
And now we play the waiting game
£16,000 for that bag of drugs!!!
Spud wants to find “true love”
FIGHT!!! GLASS IN THE EYE!!!
Begbie’s just sliced Spud’s wrist!!!
This song sounds familiar
Spud got healed then
Begbie’s sleeping with the bag in his arms
Renton takes Begbie’s bag and leaves
Spud sees him leave and shakes his head
Begbie’s very angry
Shit it’s the police!!!
Renton says he’s going to change and choose life then lists off everything life has to offer
Spud’s only gone and found the leftover £2000