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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Filth: A Film Review

To date I have seen three of Irvine Welsh's films based on his books, such as Trainspotting, Acid House, and Filth. All of these works seem to involve a a broken person who is wrapped up in a mixture of Sex, drugs, and Rock 'n Roll, with the exception of the last film I watched, Filth. Filth was a about a broken person named, Bruce Robertson (played by James McAvoy) who likes to live life fast with a mixture of sex with various women, and a bit of an alcohol/coke habit. All seems fine at the start of the film, as we see that the main character seems to have it all. He has a beautiful wife, and daughter. He's in the running for a promotion at the police station. It's later that we see him unravel a bit, and see that not all is as it seems. We find out that he visits a shrink to deal with some sort of problem that isn't mentioned till much later in the film. I don't want to spoil this film for those who have not seen it, but this was just as good as Trainspotting. Although Filth lacked the musical thrill that the first film had to offer. I rated Filth 4 out of 5 stars on Netflix, which I may add has this movie as streaming.


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