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Ecstasy is to ecstasy what Trainspotting was to heroin. Different times, different drugs, but the Scotland-set story of addiction and redemption is pretty much the same.
A drug-fueled landscape impacted by the Thatcher years, characterized by Scottish working class misery and massive unemployment feeding the underground drug economy. And reflecting Welsh's own conflicting personas as cult figure, pariah and antichrist.
Ecstasy attempts to conjure the same sense of insanity, musical muscle, and impish wit, only to stumble repeatedly as it struggles to put on a dazzling sound and light show.
Its fondness for the writer and the drug film genre may be evident; however neither can turn Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy into anything more than an inferior homage.
Audience Reviews for Ecstasy
Between a 3/10 and 4/10, there's referencing and then there's photocopying, and Ecstasy screams "toner low".
This is a passionate well crafted film, that we enjoyed very very much. The acting is strong, and the story is compelling. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing it again. It was very well cast, with the performers playing off each others strengths interestingly. The subject matter doesn't shy away from the harsher aspects of life. I would hope for more adaptations by this creative team, of Welsh's material. Recommended.
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