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Excellent Hard Hitting Film,
This review is from: Trainspotting [DVD]  (DVD)
For me, 'Trainspotting' was one of the best British movies to come from the 1990s, I still regard it as Ewan McGregor's greatest performance. It's my second favourite film directed by the brilliant Danny Boyle - 'Shallow Grave' will always be my hands down favourite, but 'Trainspotting' comes a close second.
The film has a simple plot, following the lives of a group of heroin addict friends living in Scotland, charting the disintegration of the friendship as the five men proceed towards a drug-fuelled self destruction. As bad as these men are, you can still can't help but like them and feel empathy to their feelings. Funny, gritty and hard-hitting at the same time, 'Trainspotting' has it all.
If you enjoy realistic, down to earth British movies, 'Trainspotting' should be on your short list of films to see.