About Trainspotting

Danny Boyle's explosive film tracks the misadventures of young men in Edinburgh trying to find their way out of joblessness, aimless relationships, and drug addiction. Some are successful, while others hopelessly are not. Based on Irvine Walsh's novel, Trainspotting melds grit with poetry, resulting in a film of harsh truths and stunning grace. [93 min; drama; English]

"Brazen, hilarious, disgusting, audacious, altogether fresh." — Ann Hornaday, Baltimore Sun

"Trainspotting is supercharged with sulphurous humour and brutal recklessness: it charges at you like Ewan McGregor's Renton sprinting from store detectives in the opening sequence." — Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"The film resists a moralized discussion of drug use to instead present a story whose ugly, darkly comic details pulse with Boyle's kinetic touch." — Brian Eggert, Deep Focus Review

Any film screened at IU Cinema may contain content that viewers find sensitive or upsetting. Visit our Audience Advisories page to learn more.

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