Rejoice! Finally a British film to be proud of, by the renowned Danny Boyle, sorrounding flat mates who really test the boundaries and defey the limits of friendship. Alex (McGreggor), David (Eccleston) and Juliette (Fox) are three unconventional twentysomethings, living in the Scottish capital and inevitably each different personality contrats from one another, creating a rather effective juxtapostion.
Hugo,the morning after being crowned their new flat mate, he is found to have died during the night of a heroin overdose. But the plot thickens, a large suitcase crammed with cash is also discovered under his bed.
The conflicting emotions of should they/ shouldn't they, don't last very long, otherwise they would not be a film worth speaking of. But this catalyst then reshapes each chracter's personality, most noticably the insanity of David.
The dynamics are remarkable and the acting is superior to the likes of Trainspotting. Witty dialouge and a samuri sharp plot line, derailed with twists and turns, makes this, one of British cinema's most proudest achievements.
Unlike Trainspotting-for which Boyle received more acclaim for- this film is not littered with pretentious pop-culture references and does not try to derive itself from being a superb little film, that does not nearly get as much recognition as it deserves.