Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Shirley Henderson, Anjela Nedyalkova, James Cosmo
Renton is back in Edinburgh, after 20 years away and he arrives just in time to stop Spud killing himself. The problem is that he left with £16,000 of his friend’s money, making Sick Boy now running a small porno operation, a bit resentful. Begbie, even more angry on finding himself impotent, after escaping from jail, pursues Renton through the streets and backwaters of Edinburgh, frustrating the friend’s efforts to set up a brothel in Leith.
A lot of time in the seedy pubs, multis and rented apartments of Edinburgh, particularly the one which is to be turned into the brothel in Leith. Quite a bit of violence, sex, nudity, drinking and drug taking. So a fun ride.
I only have a dim recollection of the first film, but I think that the sequel retains the tone of the original, making it an enjoyable (?) watch. It may not be for everybody, but my wife and I particularly liked it because we know Edinburgh and Leith quite well.