First there was an opportunity......then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance. Written by
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When Simon and Begbie first meet in the pub, Simon makes up a story about a mutual friend of theirs traveling to Amsterdam and recognizing Renton. While the character name and situation are slightly different, this is how Simon/Sick Boy discovers Renton's whereabouts in the novel "Porno". See more »
When Renton meets Simon in his pub he is playing snooker on his own. In the first shot there are only red balls and a black ball . In the next shot a yellow ball appears on the table. See more »
[in the Highlands with Mark and Spud to remember Tommy]
Well, I'm trying hard, Mark, but I'm not feeling anything. We were young, bad things happened. It's over. Can we go home now?
Two hours to the next train.
Oh for fuck's sake.
Look, we're here as an act of memorial.
Nostalgia! That's why you're here. You're a tourist in your own youth. Just 'cause you had a near-death experience and now you're feeling all fuzzy and warm. What other moments will you be revisiting?
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Performed by Blondie
Written by Debbie Harry (as Deborah Harry) and Chris Stein
Courtesy of Capitol Records LLC
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
Published by Windswept Music (London) Ltd., a BMG Company See more »
Sadly people are blinded by nostalgia. This is 'THE' definition of a cash grab.
Checked IMDb before watching. Saw the rave reviews but sadly these people seem to be blinded by nostalgia. Please don't believe the fanboy-ism.
Take away the nostalgic factor and you're left with mediocrity. A generic uninspired by-the-numbers production that has nothing in common with the original only the name and the same familiar faces.
Sadly this seems to be the norm these days and fits in with modern times perfectly of generic sequels and reboots without any substance. Gone are the days of creativity and originality that gave birth to classic movies like trainspotting in the past.
Worst part: The plot is so paper thin it might as well have been written for a cartoon. Zero effort has been put into the storyline. It felt lazy, soulless, uninspired. No creativity whatsoever.
It says a lot when the best part of a movie are the flashbacks to the original 21 year old predecessor. A sad state of affairs.
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