Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy [DVD]
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Irvine Welsh s follow up to Trainspotting - Ecstasy is a twisted tale that explores the euphoric highs and the devastating lows of a chemical romance. Lloyd (Adam Sinclair Mile High) is on top of the world beautiful girls, great club sounds, and a never ending supply of the love drug, sustained by a smuggling sideline for the local drug boss. But when he meets Heather (Kristin Kreuk Smallville) he is forced to question if the love he feels is real or just another chemical high. Cracks start to appear in his world as he realises he wants out. If he can just pull off one last job, he ll be free. A gritty tale of love and seduction, with a pulsating soundtrack at its heart, featuring Tiesto, Coldplay, Orbital, Paul Oakenfold and Primal Scream.
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The acting was real, genuine and at times heartbreaking. Adam Sinclair and Kristin Kruek were beautiful together as Lloyd and Heather and Billy Boyd as Woodsy stole every scene. His hospital scenes were incredible! Rob Heydon's take on this Irvine Welsh novel was perfect, beautifully shot with spectacular views of Scotland. Well done!!!
It's a well-made movie, with good acting and a fantastic soundtrack. It certainly portrays an interesting picture of clubbing, and for anyone who engaged in that 'scene' in the 1990's this film will be of nostalgic value. The film presents a gritty and dark tale, yet it's also intended to be comedic. While I would have preferred it to have developed the characters in more depth, and perhaps offer a more ensemble structure, it's nonetheless an enjoyable film. If you liked "Trainspotting" and "Filth" then I recommend this movie. The Blu-ray quality is very good, and the item is available at a very reasonable price.
WATCH IT AND YOU WILL THINK TWICE ABOUT THE ALLURE OF MAKING EASY MONEY AS A DEALER OR MULE
HARD HITTING FACTUAL FILM BASED ON A LOT OF TRUTH FUNNY AT TIMES BUT A GREAT STORY OF HOW ONE MAN TURNED HIS BACK ON EASY MONEY AND ADDICTION TO EUPHORIA FALSELY INDUCED THRU CHEMICALS AND LIVED TO TELL THE TALE
TAKING DRUGS IS NOT CLEVER OR GLAMOUROUS AS AN EX USER THIS FILM BROUGHT BACK MANY DISTURBING MEMORIES IT IS A WAKE UP CALL FOR ANY ONE WHO HAS THE OPINION THAT MULING DRUGS IS THE ANSWER TO THERE PROBLEMS IT IS NOT IN REALITY IT IS THE START OF A CHAIN THAT CAN KILL YOU AND PUT YOU IN A WORLD THAT ONLY THE STONGEST AND MOST RUTHLESS PEOPLE SURVIVE
The problem? The maker is no Boyle, and the star is no Obi Wan.
It tries from the offset to be as hip and cool as Trainspotting, but Boyle brought out the sympathy in the main characters, and made them to a certain extent, likable.
Here, they are just spoilt, and for the most part under the influence. Here Lloyd is the protagonist, and he's very annoying from the moment we meet him. The initial opening is very good, but as soon as we join Lloyd on his journey, he becomes annoying, a lot like people on the titular drug.
Other characters are just as bad, and we have the bloke from Pontypool in other scenes just to bring the film back down from the ecstasy cloud.
If you are a fan of Welsh, this will make you angry, because his poetic words here are trounced on.
Remember, look at the poster. If you think of Trainspotting, you know to avoid this.
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Enjoyed this. Never used any drugs but the film seems to reflect my perceptions of the E and Rave era, worthy of 4 stars but cannot see it as a 5.Published 5 months ago by Mad World