Trainspotting Two

I have recently watched T2 Trainspotting which is set in and around Edinburgh, Scotland. The film is directed by Danny Boyle and written by John Hodge, based on characters created by Irvine Welsh in his novel Trainspotting and its follow-up Porno. It stars Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, and Kelly Macdonald.

It has been Twenty years since Mark “Rent Boy” Renton stole £16,000 in drug money from his friends and fled the country. He has since made a decent, but unfulfilling, life for himself in Amsterdam. Now he has returned to Edinburgh to make ammends with his former friends. Daniel “Spud” Murphy continues to struggle with his heroin addiction. This has caused him to lose his construction job and estranged him from Gail Houston and their son Fergus. Simon “Sick Boy” Williamson, now a cocaine addict, runs the Port Sunshine pub he inherited from his aunt, and with his Bulgarian girlfriend Veronika attempts to blackmail men by luring them into sex videos. Meanwhile Francis “Franco” Begbie is serving a 25-year prison sentence. Mark learns of his mother’s death while he was away. He visits Spud at his flat, narrowly preventing him from committing suicide, then visits Simon at the pub intending to apologize and pay back Simon’s share of the money he stole. They get into a fist fight, but ultimately make peace.

Unfortunately Begbie manages to escape from prison, then reunites with his wife and meets his university-bound son. He also learns that Mark has returned and Begbie wants revenge. Mark, Simon, and Veronika become partners in various crimes, using the money from their deeds to Convert Port Sunshine into a brothel, however they change their minds after A menacing encounter with the owner of a rival brothel. They fraudulently apply for an EU business-development loan, and are given £100,000. However Simon slips ever deeper into his cocaine habit and Veronika begins an affair with Mark. Then the Police become aware of Simon’s video blackmail scam so Renton seeks legal advice from his former girlfriend Diane Coulston, now a solicitor.

Unfortunately Begbie and Renton accidentally meet in the toilets of a nightclub, and Renton barely manages to escape. So Begbie visits Spud for help finding him and also discovers that He has begun writing a memoir of events from the first film, where Begbie discovers what has really been going on. then Veronika stops by and Begbie tricks Mark and Simon into meeting him at Simon’s pub. Sensing danger Veronika tries to convince Spud to go away with her. Spud refuses, but uses his talent for forgery to transfer money into her bank account. Meanwhile Simon and Mark meet at the pub, and Spud arrives to warn them, However Begbie arrives first intending to get revenge on both Renton and Sick Boy in an exciting finale…

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