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"Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a starter home. Choose dental insurance, leisure wear and matching luggage. Choose your future. But why would anyone want to do a thing like that? "Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
After reading some of the reviews that trash this film I had to speak
This film is gritty and dirty. There is content which is not pleasant,
swearing and violence amounts other things. What else would you expect
a film about drug addiction to be about? Well more than that actually,
it about choices and what you Choose! Never at any point did this film
make drugs look at all appealing to me in any way, I never did
understand why so many people thought that it did. At no point did it
ever say "Look at this, its cool." For those who think the level of
swearing in this film is too much then they clearly haven't spent any
time with working class people in Britain, not just Scotland. I being
one of them can say its fairly accurate in that account.
That being said, those things do not take anything away from the film,
the quality of plot and story, or the acting which is Stunning! Robert
Carlise as Begbe was excellent, and Ewan MacGregor shined. Also the
character Spud was worth a mention he really was quite good.
This film is in my Opinion a work of Genius, that represents the book