A man battles addiction and toxic friendships in gritty 90s Scotland.

Why watch this film?

A hard-hitting yet darkly humorous account of mid-1990s Scotland's disaffected youth. Directed by Danny Boyle (who would later go on to win an Oscar with 'Slumdog Millionaire'), the film marked a turning point for tackling lost youth in a memorable way.



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Plot summary

Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

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