MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 40 this week

Human Traffic (1999)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  5 May 2000 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 16,672 users   Metascore: 53/100
Reviews: 160 user | 46 critic | 24 from Metacritic.com

Five friends spend one lost weekend in a mix of music, love and club culture.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 05 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 23 titles
created 20 Aug 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Human Traffic" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Human Traffic (1999)

Human Traffic (1999) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Human Traffic.
10 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Steve Coogan, Lennie James, John Thomson
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Former musician Frankie Wilde is a legend within the Ibiza club scene for being the most inspired DJ around. On top of that, he has a beautiful model wife named Sonja Slowinski, although ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dowse
Stars: Paul Kaye, Beatriz Batarda, Kate Magowan
Sex Traffic (TV Movie 2004)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Boston based Kernwell Industries is an American defense contractor. One of those contracts is to deploy 3,000 peacekeepers to the International Peacekeeping Coalition's work in the Balkans.... See full summary »

Director: David Yates
Stars: Wendy Crewson, John Simm, Anamaria Marinca
Groove (2000)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An inside look into one night in the San Francisco underground rave scene.

Director: Greg Harrison
Stars: Chris Ferreira, Mackenzie Firgens, Elizabeth Sun
Human Trafficking (TV Movie 2005)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Hundreds of thousands of young women have vanished from their everyday lives-forced by violence into a hellish existence of brutality and prostitution. They're a profitable commodity in the... See full summary »

Director: Christian Duguay
Stars: Lynne Adams, Sarah Allen, Andreas Apergis
SLC Punk! (1998)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the early 1980's Stevo and Heroin Bob are the only two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City.

Director: James Merendino
Stars: Matthew Lillard, Michael A. Goorjian, Annabeth Gish
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Paul Hills
Stars: John Simm, Emer McCourt, Marc Warren
The Business (2005)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Set in the Thatcher era with the cool sounds of the 80's, THE BUSINESS is an action packed gangster flick set in Spain's sun drenched Costa Del crime. Frankie (Danny Dyer), is on the run ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Love
Stars: Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan, Geoff Bell
Crime | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The Football Factory is more than just a study of the English obsession with football violence, its about men looking for armies to join, wars to fight and places to belong. A forgotten ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Love
Stars: Danny Dyer, Frank Harper, Tamer Hassan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Charlie is a London youngster who,with his friends,indulges in streaking and petty crime. However he aspires to better himself though his reckless friend Justin ruins his chances of working... See full summary »

Director: Nick Love
Stars: Paul Nicholls, Roland Manookian, Phil Daniels
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young boy suspects his dad might be working undercover for MI6.

Director: Justin Kerrigan
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Arron Fuller, David Bradley
Pubroom Paranoia (TV Movie 1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A TV game-show tries to find the most paranoid person in a pub on a particular night out of three separate candidates.

Director: Justin Kerrigan
Stars: Owen Money, Philip Rosch, Nicola Branson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jip
Lorraine Pilkington ...
Lulu
...
Nicola Reynolds ...
...
Dean Davies ...
Lee
Peter Albert ...
Lulu's Uncle Eric
...
Karen Benson
...
Moff's Father
Sarah Blackburn ...
Jip's Ex #2
Anne Bowen ...
Moff's Grandmother
Neil Bowens ...
Asylum Doorman
Peter Bramhill ...
Matt
Jo Brand ...
Reality (voice)
Stephanie Brooks ...
Fleur
Edit

Storyline

The Cardiff club scene in the 90's: five best friends deal with their relationships and their personal demons during a weekend. Jip calls himself a sexual paranoid, afraid he's impotent. Lulu, Jip's mate, doesn't find much to fancy in men. Nina hates her job at a fast food joint, and her man, Koop, who dreams of being a great hip-hop d.j., is prone to fits of un-provoked jealousy. The fifth is Moff, whose family is down on his behavior. Starting Friday afternoon, with preparations for clubbing, we follow the five from Ecstacy-induced fun through a booze-laden come-down early Saturday morning followed by the weekend's aftermath. It's breakthrough time for at least three of them. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

weekend | friend | friday | hip hop | love | See more »

Taglines:

The Weekend has Landed! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive drug content and language, and for some strong sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

5 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Generación Éxtasis  »

Box Office

Budget:

£2,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,595 (USA) (5 May 2000)

Gross:

$104,257 (USA) (19 May 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

'Pablo Hassan', the owner of Asylum (the nightclub they visit) is played by well known international DJ Carl Cox. See more »

Goofs

When Jip is driving home from work, his right foot - his accelerator foot - is tapping along to the music yet the car still drives smoothly. See more »

Quotes

Koop: [on the phone] Are your legs open you filthy little harlot?
Lulu: Is that you Koop?
Koop: Oh fuck, shit, sorry Lulu. Yeah, is Nina there please? Sorry
[mouths]
Koop: Fucking wanker.
See more »

Connections

References Quadrophenia (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing
Written by Sammy Fain (as Fain) & Paul Francis Webster (as Webster)
Published by EMI Music Publishing
Performed by Mantovani
Recording courtesy of The Decca Record Company Limited
Licensed courtesy of Polymedia Film & TV Licensing UK, A Universal Music Company
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Accurate portrayal of club culture, the highs and the lows
4 October 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Making a film about the 'chemical generation', those who live for the weekend, must have been a very hard enterprise. It would have to accurately reflect the lives and experiences of 'clubbers' and also appeal to a wider audience. Human Traffic just about achieves that.

It is certainly spot on in with it's observations and in it's accuracy. It's obvious the filmmakers have 'been there and done it'. If you are or were once like the people in this film, than there is so much to relate it. It's all there, often depicted humorously but not condescendingly. The fake euphoria of being on 'E'["in the end ,I just want to be happy, yeah ,that's it.....hang on, what the **** was I talking about?"]. The monged conversation at 4 am which seems deep and meaningful but is basically rubbish [ Star Wars being about drugs!]and gets more and more incoherent. Exchanging pleasantries with someone you only see in pubs and clubs and really can't stand. 'Coming up' suddenly at the same time as someone else and mumbling to each other what you're 'on' at the speed of light. Reminiscing how it was better in the 'old days' and is now too commercial and widespread. Doing it all for the first time and going off with a bunch of dodgy geezers who are suddenly your best mates. The thrill of finding the after party. The depressing, inexorable sense of returning to the reality.

The film's attitude to drugs is commendable, drug taking is simply something the characters do, and that's all. Nobody dies or is seriously ill ,and yet there is a sense that it doesn't really lead anywhere. "After all ,we'll not going to be doing this for ever, are we" says one character at the end.

The film falters a little when depicting the lives of it's protagonists. For many scenes, director Justin Kerrigan uses a kind of 'heightened reality', for instance in a scene when a character comments on how the workers in a fast food place are like robots and for a moment they 'become' actual robots. This approach does not always work, and it's a shame since the characters are all the sort you could expect to run into on a Friday night. We do care a bit about their respective lives and problems, but we don't really get to know the female characters properly, and what is really the main thrust of the plot, the blossoming romance between two of the main protagonists, is dwelled on too much and is somehow unconvincing,if sometimes quite sweet. The acting is generally OK if not great.

Human Traffic is not as important a film as, say, Trainspotting, which despite being about heroin addicts seemed to speak to a generation. Nonetheless, it's a truthful depiction of an element of society which films and TV either ignore or condescend to. Incidentally ,there are two versions, the director's edit and the later producer's edit. The latter, which cuts some footage, changes some music and adds some silly CGI, is inferior to the former.


42 of 49 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Terrible! sharkwrestling-832-699433
For people who have done 'E' describe how u felt (no cocky comments) freestyler1497
Human Traffic, JESUS CHRIST? monkeyz_eat_bananas
Will I like this movie if im not on drugs? NewKillerStarDestroyer
How old are they supposed to be? banana_fritter
American DVD... JerseyGirl324
Discuss Human Traffic (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?