"Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family ...". This is the story of Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) and his so-called friends – a bunch of losers, liars, psychos, thieves and junkies. Hilarious but harrowing, the film charts the disintegration of their friendship as they proceed seemingly towards self-destruction. Mark alone has the insight and opportunity to escape his fate – but then again does he really want to "choose life"?
First there was an opportunity ... then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger – they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.
Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, James Cosmo, Jonny Lee Miller, Kelly MacDonald, Robert Carlyle