Flashback Film Friends is a series in which a Jezebel staffer watches a movie she or he has seen a million times, with a staffer who has never seen it once. Then they discuss—just like friends.
Oh it’s such a perfect day... to discuss Danny Boyle’s international smash Trainspotting, which hit the ground running in 1996, as it is also the release date of Boyle’s nostalgia-drenched Trainspotting sequel, T2 Trainspotting. I loved this movie when it came out, and I’ve continued to love it over the years. Like Heathers and Halloween, it’s a movie that I’m always aware that I love, but upon watching it am always shocked by just how deep that love goes. It has the best flat-out pacing I’ve ever seen on film. Its excitement remains contagious and its witty dialogue charms as hard as it ever did.