Danny Boyle's 1996 black comedy Trainspotting
, starring Ewan McGregor as Mark Renton, a junky trying to give up his heroin habit.
I love this film -
I knew I would, but it was one of those things that just escaped me. In 1996 I was in 6th grade, no way capable of handling or appreciating a film like this -
and as I went through high school it seemed all I cared about was mindless teen comedies and full-frontal female nudity. But now, as a result of my time in the twilight zone that is "the college years,"
I've come to enjoy and respect this film.
Anyway, if you haven't seen this -
you really should. It will make you appreciate Ewan McGregor's skill as an actor even more, and it's also a good 'starting' movie to get you into UK cinema.