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Some might say that life is defined by the choices we make But what if you choose your life into a meaningless existence an existence where the only satisfaction you have is injected through the end of a hypodermic needle Trainspotting is a British film which ponders such an existence with a rather non-judgmental light placed upon the use of heroin By the end you might find a somewhat deeper meaning of life or at least a definition of what life should not be Trainspotting is a dark comedy about a Scottish social degenerate Michael Renton Ewan McGregor who seeks to choose life over a meaningless existence of continually shooting-up on heroin His plans usually end up being set back at the hands of reality and the influence of his so called mates and fellow degenerates Sick Boy Jonny Lee Miller Spud Ewen Bremner Tommy Kevin McKidd and Begsbie Robert Carlyle who seem to keep drawing him back to heroin These friends sleep where they can--in bars in squats in the beds of girls they meet at dance clubs They have assorted girlfriends and there is even a baby in the movie but they are not settled in any way and no place are home Near the beginning of the film Renton decides to clean up and nails himself into a room with soup ice cream milk of magnesia Valium water a TV set and buckets for urine feces and vomit Soon the nails have been ripped from the door jambs but eventually Renton does detox I dont feel the sickness yet but its in the mail thats for sure and he even goes straight for a while taking a job in London as a rental agent The casual joys of drug addiction are grippingly portrayed with a combination of excellent acting impressive camera-work and atmosphere However to a clear head the absolute depths to which this group of addicts will
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