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T2 Trainspotting (2017)

R | | Drama | 31 March 2017 (USA)
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After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Renton
Logan Gillies ... Simon (aged 9)
Ben Skelton ... Renton (aged 9)
Aiden Haggarty ... Spud (aged 9)
Daniel Smith ... Begbie (aged 9)
... Tommy (aged 9)
... Begbie / Begbie's Father
... Stoddart
... Spud
John Kazek ... Tom (Rehab Group)
... Gail
Charlie Hardie ... Fergus (aged 9)
Scott Aitken ... Farmer
... Tulloch
... Simon
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Storyline

First there was an opportunity......then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Face your past. Choose your future.

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Drama

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Rated R for drug use, language throughout, strong sexual content, graphic nudity and some violence | See all certifications »

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31 March 2017 (USA)  »

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Porno  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$170,575, 19 March 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,395,410, 19 May 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,351,909, 20 March 2017
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Trivia

It was never made explicit in the first film that it was indeed set in the late 80s like the novel (only hinted upon by the music used). In this sequel, Renton and Sick Boy/Simon use apps that have only really existed as of 2016. Since the events of the first film are said to have happened 20 years ago, it means that both movies take place in the year they were made. See more »

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When Renton and Sick Boy are performing on stage at the Protestant pub, the camera attached to Renton's microphone is briefly visible. See more »

Quotes

Veronika: I like your stories. I think you should write them down.
Spud: You think?
Veronika: Yeah. Just write them the way you say them. They're funny. I would like to read them.
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Silk
Performed by Wolf Alice
Written by Joel Amey, Joff Oddie (as Jonathan Oddie), Theo Ellis (as Theodore Ellis) and Ellie Rowsell (as Ellen Rowsell)
Courtesy of Dirty Hit Ltd.
Published by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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Choose Trainspotting (And my God, what a choice!)
27 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

It's not often I go to the cinema to watch a day-one screening, but my love of Irvine Welsh and the previous Trainspotting film meant I just could not resist.

This film is a wonderful show of friendship and Begbie's psycho temper which encapsulates left over stories from the first book and large portions of 'Porno' the following book.

I'm pleased to announce that all characters still have that beautiful chemistry featured in the original and work to provide scenes of pure comedy genius and others of emotion and absolute anger. The film really lives and breathes nostalgia of its predecessor, as well as showing how, even if we all change on the outside, we are still the same on the insides. We all make the same choices in life over and over.

My only complaint with this film is that it didn't feel as slick as the first film. This is probably because of the vast improvements in cinematography which you'd expect considering there's an over 20 year age gap. Transitional shots mean you're waiting that little bit longer, but you are probably looking at some of the best views Scotland has to offer in that time.

To sum up, I'd have to say this film is essential viewing for anybody who's seen the first film or read the books. There are so many references which you'll pick up on, leaving you with a wry and joyous smile throughout. For anyone else, you need to watch the original film first (and understand Scottish for anyone reading not in the UK), but I assure you that this film will not disappoint. It's textbook Danny Boyle packed full of nostalgia


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