An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa's treatments are not what they seem.
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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Robert Carlyle praised John Hodge's screenplay and hinted that the film"is going to be quite emotional for people. Because the film sort of tells you to think about yourself. You are going to be thinking: 'Fuck. What have I done with my life?'" See more »
In Sick Boys flat Renton and himself are talking about George Best when he played for Hibernian Football Club. When they slide on the pitch it is Tynecastle Park which is home to Heart of Midlothian, not Hibernian. See more »
What's 'Choose life'?
'Choose life'. Simon says it sometimes. He says "Choose life, Veronika!"
'Choose life'. 'Choose life' was a well meaning slogan from a 1980's anti-drug campaign and we used to add things to it, so I might say for example, choose... designer lingerie, in the vain hope of kicking some life back into a dead relationship. Choose handbags, choose high-heeled shoes, cashmere and silk, to make yourself feel what passes for happy. Choose an iPhone made in China by a woman ...
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By far the worst film of Danny Boyle's career...just shockingly bad.
I loved "Trainspotting" and like most of Danny Boyle's work, even if I always suspected that he was overrated, because once in a while he suddenly created garbage like "A Life Less Ordinary" or "Trance". But this is a new low here. Even "The Beach" had more of a story and at least some good scenes. This has nothing except one of the worst soundtracks in film history, songs so bad and uninteresting, I couldn't believe my ears. The screenplay makes no sense: No motivation by any character makes sense, plot development is not logical, the whole movie has no real point or even a reason to exist. And it's far too long. The genius of the original film was the great editing and pacing, which is totally gone now at 2 looong hours. Instead of fast-paced fun we get endless nostalgia and flashbacks to the original film, which makes the badness of the new film even more visible, because the original had so much greatness to offer. I really can't understand people who like this. It was one of the worst films I've ever seen. Since it didn't play more than 2 weeks in my town, I'm not the only one, who didn't get what he hoped for...I only gave it 2/10 because of some inventive cinematography. Don't bother. Don't pay for this shite. Danny, why? What's wrong with you, mate?
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