Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy

Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy
  • 2011
  • Canada
  • 1h 39min
  • 18
  • 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
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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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Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy

19 Apr 20122 stars

An agonisingly watered-down imitation of Welsh's short story

Nothing dates faster than drug culture, and writer-director Rob Heydon’s Irvine Welsh adaptation arrives nearly two decades after the era of the dedicated pill-popper. Taken from Welsh’s story 'The Undefeated', part of the 1996 compilation that provides…

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