Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy
- 99 min
- Directed by: Rob Heydon
- Written by: Rob Heydon, Irvine Welsh
- Cast: Adam Sinclair, Kristin Kreuk, Billy Boyd, Olivia Andrup, Carlo Rota
- UK release: 20 April 2012
- Website: ecstasymovie.co.uk
Lloyd (Sinclair) is a club-loving drug-smuggler who dumps his girlfriend (Andrup) in favour of Heather (Kreuk), but their happiness is threatened by psychotic club owner Solo (Rota). This drear, witless compilation of drug-movie clichés has no sense of time or place, and replaces Welsh's strength of detail with limp vagueness.
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