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Trainspotting Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ewan McGregor

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Trainspotting

Mark Renton attempts to give up his heroin habit, which affects his relationship with family and friends: Sean Connery wannabe Sick Boy, dimbulb Spud, psycho Begbie, 14-year-old girlfriend Diane, and clean-cut athlete Tommy, who's never touched drugs but can't help being curious about them.

This report prepared by Tom McInnes



Mark Renton (McGregregor), a Scottish heroin addict with low-life friends, seeks to clean up his act. Things get even more complicated when he gets caught in a love affair with an underage school girl.
This report prepared by Ian Anderson



Trainspotting is a movie about life, what is is, and a group of friends experiencing in the drug culture of Edinburgh, Scotland. Hilarious, though I think most Americans will have to watch it a few times to catch the accent, and even at that you may not get some of the jokes. One of those movies with excellent lines that you repeat when you're out with your friends. Be warned of graphic sex and nudity though.
This report prepared by Michaela Forbes



The main character is addicted to heroin. The movie speaks of his addiction, and relates it to his friends and family.
This report prepared by Kristin



Mark Renton is in his early twenties and didn't choose life, he chose heroin.
For those of you with a raunchy, modern sense of humor it is a hilarious comedy about scottish heroin addicts. The movie is based on the book by Irvine Welsh.
This report prepared by Grey Culver



Set in modern Scotland, "Trainspotting" has drawn much
international praise for its power of description and episode, its landscape and atmosphere, its tonal integrity, and certainly it helped launch Ewan McGregor's acting career. The drug scene of today has never been so poignantly portrayed, with all its hopelessness, helplessness, tragedy (no redeeming values, as most know!).
The hard-to-understand dialogue may get in the way of most American audiences and the movie is not a pleasant one to see, reality often being that case. Well done in a confrontational, in-your-face manner.
This report prepared by Bill Hobbs



A story of a group of people, to whom drugs always come first. Only one of them (Mark Renton, played by Ewan McGregor) realises that there has to be other things in life, and tries to change.
This report prepared by Jenni








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Script Analysis of Trainspotting

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals stealing from other criminals    -   life in drug culture

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--women    -   seeing full frontal--men Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language    -   A huge amnt of foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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