Danny Boyle in Trainspotting () Kelly Macdonald in Trainspotting () Ewen Bremner in Trainspotting () Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting (). Trainspotting is a British black comedy film directed by Danny Boyle and starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert . Critics Consensus: A brutal, often times funny, other times terrifying portrayal of drug addiction in Edinburgh. Not for the faint of heart, but well worth viewing as a .
“Trainspotting” knows that truth in its very bones. The movie has been attacked as pro-drug and defended as anti-drug, but actually it is simply. “Take the best orgasm you've ever had, multiply it by a thousand, and you're still nowhere near it,” says Renton (Ewan McGregor), introducing. Trainspotting (). And yet, by the end of its theatrical run, it had become the second highest-grossing British film of all time, behind 's.
Released in , just two years after Boyle's debut with Shallow Grave, Trainspotting gathered attention long before it appeared in theaters.