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Sequel to the 1996 black comedy about drugs: A man (Ewan McGregor) returns home to Scotland after 20 years abroad to reunite with old friends, whose lives have been challenging with addiction and money problems. Also with Robert Carlyle, Steven Robertson, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Shirley Henderson. Directed by Danny Boyle. [1:57]
SEX/NUDITY 9 - A woman wearing underwear (we see cleavage, bare abdomen and legs to the hips) and a phallus thrusts into a man from behind and we see his bare back and buttocks as she thrusts. A topless woman (we se her bare breasts and abdomen) lies on a floor and a shirtless man (we see his bare chest, abdomen and back) thrusts into her. We see a video of a shirtless man with a woman wearing underwear (we see cleavage, bare back, legs to hips and abdomen); she is standing and he is kneeling as she puts her foot on his shoulder, she pulls his head toward her crotch and we then see him lying on his stomach on a bed as she puts on a phallus. A fully nude man kneels on a bed (we see his bare back, buttocks, genitals and abdomen) as a woman wearing underwear (we see her bare back, legs to the hips, cleavage and abdomen) straps on a phallus, climbs on the bed behind him and they are interrupted; the man gets off the bed and we see him fully nude, including his genitals, chest, abdomen, back, buttocks and legs.
► Two men are forced to take off all their clothes and we see them fully nude and running through a field (bare chests, abdomens, genitals, buttocks and backs are seen). We see a photograph of a woman and her bare breasts are shown. A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage. A teenage boy is shown wearing boxer briefs and a T-shirt (bare legs and a genital bulge are seen). A woman wears a clingy T-shirt that reveals her nipples through the fabric. Several men in a club take off their shirts while dancing and we see their bare chests, abdomens and backs.
► A man climbs on top of his wife in bed, then moves off her and grumbles (he was presumably unable to achieve an erection). A woman moves up from under sheets and it is implied that she was performing oral sex on a man. A man kisses a woman. A nude man and a nude woman lie in a bed together talking (we see her bare back, shoulders and breasts, and his bare buttocks, chest and abdomen).
► A woman sits on a man's lap in a club and she tells him that she is not wearing any "nickers." Men and women dance together in a club. A man in a hospital bed admires a nurse's clothed buttocks as she walks away. Two men talk about their first sexual encounter as teenagers, with the same person. Two men talk about not being able to have children and causing a breakup for one of them. A man and a woman talk about opening a brothel together. A man talks about two "Playboy bunnies" and a man lying on a bed together. A woman asks another woman if she has a tattoo on their buttocks or perineum, and then says, "So you are not vagazzled?"
VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man tells another man to stab him in the abdomen with what looks like a knitting needle; the man does so but he stabs him deeper than he is supposed to and the other man falls to his knees yelling that he has been stabbed in the liver (we see blood on the man's abdomen and back.
► A man chases another man through a bar and construction on a second floor; one man runs out onto a roof and slips but is pulled back in, he falls through the floor and construction debris and is caught around the throat by a cable where he hangs and struggles to breathe and free himself as the other man pulls on his legs to kill him (he is eventually freed); another man hits one of the men with a toilet fixture and he falls unconscious on the floor (we see his bloody head and face later). A man chases another man through a crowded club and onto a street and through a parking garage where one man jumps on the roof of a moving car and they speed out of the garage and the other man cuts the man's arm with a knife as he passes by (we see very bloody arm).
► A man beats another man with a pool cue; they shove each other into a bar and tables, one is sprayed in the mouth with a liquid from a bar sprayer, one man breaks a bottle (he cuts his hand and we see blood) and threatens the other man with the bottle (both men are shown with bloody faces).
► A man tells a story about another man throwing a glass over a balcony and it struck a woman in the face (we see the woman with a very bloody head and face). A man punches another man in a boxing ring while sparring and the second man hits the first man knocking him to the mat. A man takes two men to a wooded area and tells them to take off their clothes before leaving them there (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details). A man wakes up locked in the trunk of a car and we see his bloody head and face as he pounds on the hatch for someone to let him out.
► A man looks through a hole in a door and sees another man lying on the floor with a plastic bag on his head; the man kicks the door open and pulls the bag off the man's head after the bagged man vomits twice (we see goo spray inside the bag). A man trips while running on a treadmill, he falls and is thrown into a column and the floor (he lies unconscious but we see him OK later). A man head-butts another man and steals his clothing. A man shoves a woman against a wall and squeezes her face.
► A man and his teenage son break into a house and steal TVs and other household items; they are discovered by the homeowner and one of the men tackles him and slams him into a glass table that shatters. Two men steal money and credit cards from purses and coats in a club and the club's coat room.
► Two men argue, shove and wrestle with each other after one saves the other's life. A man slaps another man in the face. A prisoner is told by his lawyer that he was not granted parole and the prisoner leaps across the table to attack the man on the other side (no injuries are seen). A man and a woman argue about what she does for a living and what the man should be doing to make money. A man yells at his teenage son in a few scenes and during one argument tries to goad him into hitting him (the boy does not hit his father).
► A man breaks a wall with a sledge hammer. A man climbs in the window of a house and his wife (inside) confronts him.
► A man tells his adult son that his mother died and that she left his room as it was hoping that he would come home. A man writes a suicide note and prepares an overdose injection of heroin. A man says that he is perpetually late by an hour after a time change and lists the things that he has lost because of it; he lost his job, he lost his unemployment benefits, he lost his wife and his visitation rights to his son. We see a man riding a bicycle and he is wearing a skeleton mask. A man talks about having had a heart attack and surgery. Men talk about a young man dying at 23. We understand that an infant died from crib death. A man talks about killing a man once who'd done nothing to him.
► A man in a hospital bed pulls IVs and tubes out of his arms and we see a bit of blood on the needles and he moans. A man is shown with a tattoo that reads "FEAR" across his shoulders. We see a drug being injected into the arms of two men. We see a bathroom at a pub and it is filthy with waste in toilets.
► Many cars are piled up in a junkyard and we see more lifted and dropped onto the pile.
LANGUAGE 10 - About 116 F-words and its derivatives, 9 sexual references, 8 scatological terms, 20 anatomical terms, 3 mild obscenities, 1 derogatory term for Russians, name-calling (bastard, stupid, losers, crazy, addict), exclamations (shut-up, holy molly), 2 religious exclamations (Jesus, Holy Molly).
SUBSTANCE USE - A man prepares to inject a drug, a man snorts cocaine in several scenes throughout the movie, we hear that several men sold heroin, a man buys heroin and tucks the small packets in his mouth, a woman accuses a man of taking cocaine, two men talk about buying their first hit of heroin together and sharing the needle, we hear that a man is addicted to heroin and managed to go clean but relapsed when he lost his job and his wife, we see a drug being injected into the arms of two men, two men drink beers in a pub, a man and a woman drink wine in a restaurant, a man steals several packets of Viagra and a large bag filled with the tablets (we see him take several tablets later with a beer), and a man snorts cocaine in a bathroom. A man owns and runs a pub and we see men in the pub drinking beer in a few scenes, three people do shots of what looks like Vodka, a man guzzles a beer, a man drinks a beer, men drink shots of liquor in a bar, and bottles of beer are shown on tables in a few scenes. A man smokes cigarettes in a few scenes.
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Heroin addiction and dealing, drug addiction, friendship, blackmail, pornography, living in the past, revenge, gentlemen's clubs, gentrification, betrayal, promises, misfortune, extortion, rape, nostalgia, competition, unfulfilled going home, promises, disappointment, misogyny, Catholicism v. Protestantism.
MESSAGE - Going home can be a challenge.