9: “Who Needs Reasons When You’ve Got Heroin?” – Trainspotting

WHEN WE WERE YOUNG travels back to the mid 1990s, when Hollywood was inundated with an exciting new class of independent filmmakers who would change the movie business as we knew it. People – yes, even us youngsters – were paying attention to films with low budgets and unique visions. But only one of those films featured a dead baby crawling on a ceiling.

TRAINSPOTTING (1996) is one of the most provocative, intoxicating films to come out of the 90s indie scene. But 20 years after its release, has the high worn off? Take a jump into the Worst Toilet in Scotland (it’ll be worth the trip, we swear) and join us as we discuss whether Danny Boyle’s surrealist joyride into the world of heroin addiction still holds up today. (We bet Boyle hopes it does – the sequel comes out in just in a few weeks!)

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