IRVINE WELSH’S EC­STASY ( M)

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Dvds -

What was fresh and ex­cit­ing about Danny Boyle’s 1996 adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s Trainspot­ting comes across as old hat and dull in this drug­gie drama about life and love on and off drugs. Di­rec­tor Rob Hey­don doesn’t have a good grasp on the ma­te­rial, which fol­lows an ec­stasy en­thu­si­ast and small- time smug­gler who starts to re­con­sider his path when he falls for a re­cently heart­bro­ken woman look­ing for a con­nec­tion. Ar­riv­ing a decade or so too late, the love story is the only as­pect that gives it life and even that doesn’t reach any real highs.

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