T2 Trainspotting (2017)
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||Irvine Welsh novels Trainspotting and Porno.
||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.
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