*Introducing the Players*
*Glamorous? Yeah, Right!*
*The Music and The End*


Found 'em.

*The Music and The End*

The final scenes backed by the heart thumping music of Underworld's 'Born Slippy', totally draws the audience into total involvement, so hopefully you will read this page at the pace that I have planned so that the heart pounding music should reach you when I mention it again.

The Movie itself is filled with surreal, mind blowing effects, some hilarious, others not so healthy.

Rents awash Scattered between dramatic scenes, a brilliant soundtrack and the all too believable scheming minds of desperate characters, the film highlights the lives of those addicted individuals, who are after their next hit and hoping to avoid an overdose. It definitely removes the heroin glamorisation.

The excellent original soundtrack to the movie has with it, a follow up album that includes other songs from the film. These artists have recorded two soundtracks which are a must in anyones album collection. Read: Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Leftfield, Pulp, Underworld; the list of amazing performers is endless.

The money bag in Begbie's clutches

So while Begbie slept with all that money in a bag, clutched to his chest, Rents knew he had had enough.

No more being pushed around, messed about by this sociopathic loser. He knew tonight would be the time to leave. He prepared himself slowly, packed his kit and then ever so quietly, he removed the bag from Begbie's arms.

Spud woke up and knew what was happening, but when Rents beckoned him to come with him, he shook his head. Rents knew Spud would not say a word.

He snuck out of the hotel and considered what he was going to do with all that cash and a newfound freedom.

Rents' words: "Now I've justified this to myself in all sorts of ways. It wasn't a big deal, just a minor betrayal. Or we'd outgrown each other, you know, that sort of thing.

"But let's face it, I ripped them off, my so-called mates. But Begbie, I couldn't give a s--t about him. And Sick Boy, well he'd have done the same to me if he'd only thought of it first. And Spud, well, okay, I felt sorry for Spud- he's never hurt anybody. So why did I do it? I could offer a million answers, all false. The truth is that I'm a bad person. But that's going to change - I'm going to change. This is the last of that sort of thing.

"Now I'm cleaning up, moving on, going straight and choosing life. I'm looking forward to it already. I'm going to be just like you. The job, the family, the big f--king television. The washing machine, the compact disk player and electrical can opener, good health, low cholesterol, dental insurance, mortgage, starter home, leisure wear, luggage, three-piece suite, DIY, game shows, children, walks in the park, nine to five, good at golf, washing the car, choice of sweaters, family Christmas, indexed pension, tax exemption, clearing gutters, getting by, looking ahead, the day you die."

When Begbie awoke and found that Rents, with the bag, had disappeared, he went totally psycho and trashed the room, whilst the others waited outside for the police to arrive.

Now that the heart thumping music is starting, this is when Rents decided to leave and take the money from Begbie. The money bag in Begbie's clutchesSo actually this song has a very big influence on this particular scene. So just look back at the picture of Begbie asleep, his arms clutching the bag, and Rents with so much stealth, removing the bag from his grip. My heart was thumping as hard as this music, and it wasn't till he was out and crossing the bridge, that I could breathe again.

Personally, I'm sceptical that Mark Renton could ever go straight. He could, I guess, from drugs (but even that didn't last long), but as he says, "I'm a bad person."(I actually think this character is great).

You might feel,as I did, that you have actually lived within this movie yourself. I was exhausted. It is a must to be shown on the big screen, with loud surround speakers.

And there is a "feel-good" surprise thrown in at the end.