Trainspotting

Title: Trainspotting
Year: 1996
Director: Danny Boyle
Writer: John Hodge, based on the novel by Irvine Welsh
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald
Music: non-original music
Distinctions: Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay; currently #169 on IMDb’s Top 250
Length: 94 minutes
Synopsis: a low-life is on and off of drugs
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), March 2009
Subjective Rating: 4/10 (Eh).
Objective Rating: 6/10 (points off for concept, story, characters and subjective rating) c. 2.5/4 (Okay).

As far as I can tell, the point of this movie is to make you feel vaguely sick to your stomach. I don’t get it.

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