Directed by: Jon S. Baird
Starring: James McAvoy (Bruce), Jamie Bell (Lennox), Eddie Marsan (Blades), Imogen Poots (Amanda), Brian McCardie (Dougie), Kate Dickie (Chrissie)
Country: UK, European Cinema
Language: English (English Subtitles)
Genres: Depression, Drugs, CrossDressing
Plot – Spoilers:
Based on the Irvine Welsh novel, a Scottish detective Bruce Robertson is obsessed with becoming DI and looks at his competing colleagues as potential impediments to his goal. There’s also the motivational promise of a sexual reward from his mysterious wife if he were to rise up the ranks.
Bruce has no boundaries to his ethics as he manipulates and betrays his friends while hurling himself down an extremely self-centered road. Eventually the drugs, guilt and an overhanging event from his childhood begin to chip away at his sanity.
Holy hell that tore my heart out. Fucking fantastic movie. Really really well done. Seriously everything about it was spot on. But It tore me apart.
Awesome movie I had never heard of. So glad you had it on this site. Shout out to Stanley Kubrick… 2001 Space Odyssey, and was that freaky doc the very same character from Clockwork Orange ?
maybe not for the gore fans, but this film is a classic. THANKS AGAIN effededup
Thanks much for this. Just finished the book and was curious how the movie compared.
Like a grown up Trainspotting mixed with Mike Leigh’s Naked. .
Absolutely great story.. some neat twists… Well acted and actually quite believable characters…
The soundtrack is also astounding.
Anyone who ever had an interest in film needs to watch this
. . Funny .. sad.. repulsive and storming in equal measure.
Actually brilliant. James McAvoy has to be my favourite actor.
wow! movie caught my attention hold it throughout. 10/10 fantastic film.
ACAB But besides that fantastic movie with a fantastic protagonist and a fantastic writer ♥
Goddamn beautiful movie. Same rules apply.
An AWESOME watch ! Also, I would like to suggest this Belgian film, Ex-Drummer. It has similar politically-incorrect atmosphere. ????
Like Bad Lieutenant will a mix of naked gun 4/5
I really enjoy this style of film!
This guys a piece of work,” dog eat dog” is a understatement….
Yeah, that was actually something💔
Based on the book by Irvine Welsh which overall it closely follows. Great cast (McAvoy is outstanding), great acting and very entertaining. Holds your attention throughout and provides a punch to the gut finish. Recommended, a solid 4 / 5 tapeworms