From the critics
Coarse Language: Profanity abounds, as well as the drug community verbally abusing a grief-stricken mother whose son has been jailed.
Sexual Content: Women are mostly depicted as convenient for sex, although in reality the men depend very much on them. Three of the men have girlfriends who are not into heroin. Nudity and prostitution.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: An infant dies in its crib, and it's not clear if it's because everyone is high on heroin and ignoring it, or SIDS. Lingering camera shots.
QuotesAdd a Quote
Monolith posted the opening rap. Here are two near the end:
"Did you think
I would leave you crying
"When there's room on my horse for two?
"Climb up here, Tommy, don't be dying
"I can go just as fast with two
"When we grow up, we'll both be soldiers
"And our horses will not be toys
"And I wonder if we'll remember
"When we were two little boys"
-Any major investments on the horizon? Going to buy yourself an island?
-For fxcking 4,000? One palm tree, a couple of rocks and a fxcking sewage outflow.
-I don't know, man. I'm going to get something for my ma. Get some good speed, no bicarb. Then get a girl, take her out, treat her right.
-And shag her senseless?
-No, man, true love.
-But I could really handle some hot sex with a Jewish princess tonight.
-You daft cxnt.
-Or a Catholic.
-If you're going to waste it on a bird, you might as well leave it all to me.
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton (voiceover): "Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a f*cking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of f*cking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the f*ck you are on Sunday morning." (cont'd)
"Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing f*cking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, f*cked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin' else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?"
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: I fantasize about a massive pristine convenience. Brilliant gold taps, virginal white marble, a seat carved from ebony, a cistern full of Chanel no.5, and a flunky handing me pieces of raw silk toilet roll. But under the circumstances I'll settle for anywhere.
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: We would have injected vitamin C if only they had made it illegal!
Age SuitabilityAdd Age Suitability
King_of_the_Squirrels thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over