Danny Boyle’s kinetic and aching sequel reunites him with his Trainspotting cast.
First there was an opportunity … then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by since Danny Boyle’s smash hit Trainspotting, which launched his directorial career as well as that of his stars – and much has changed but just as much remains the same in this kinetic but aching sequel to that film. In T2 Trainspotting, 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. (2017, Danny Boyle, UK, 117 min, NR, DCP, CC)
“Like its predecessor T2 Trainspotting aggressively shocks and charms, a singular example of cinematic bravura now improbably duplicated.” -Tampa Bay Times
“T2 Trainspotting has one foot firmly planted in nostalgia and the other rooted in the present, and thanks in great part to Boyle’s unique, world-class talent, everything old feels new again, and everything new has the blazing look of an original and blazing piece of art.” -Chicago Sun-Times
“There’s a hard-won wisdom at work here, as well as an aching sense of loss. Any way you look at it, T2 takes a piece out of you.” – Rolling Stone