Shot through with dark Scottish wit and guided by the manic hand of director Danny Boyle, Trainspotting shines a wry light on the small-time drug dealers and addicts of Edinburgh. There's no specific score, no job to be pulled, just the grim-yet-comic details of life as a junkie.
Everyone in Trainspotting is either a user, dealer, or a thief, and they all aim to sell enough drugs or steal enough money to be able to afford their addictions. Of course, nothing works out. Characters OD, shit flies, and one toilet in particular sees too much action. When people talk about Danny Boyle's gifts, they're talking about Trainspotting.