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Irvine Welsh’s Filth is finally getting released, and James McAvoy does a heckuva job

September 24, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

There are a few authors for which my love is so boundless I feel the need to go out and get every book they’ve ever written. Such is my devotion to Irvine Welsh. Since reading Trainspotting many years ago, I’ve become a devotee to his brand of giving the scummy types a humorous and realistic voice. True, you may need a Scot-slang-to-English dictionary for some of his work, but once you start getting it, it’s all good.

Filth is one of those novels that when I first read, I never thought anyone would want to make a movie out of it. Not that it’s bad, but because it was dark and dangerous, and the “hero” of the story (Bruce Robertson) doesn’t act like a hero in the slightest. Yes, he’s a member of the police force, but he’s probably more twisted and demented than a hundred inmates at a criminal asylum.

James McAvoy plays Bruce Robertson in the film adaptation, and he is completely believable as a fortysomething drug-addled boozehound. I can’t wait to watch it.

I’m going to post the Lionsgate official trailer for the movie. It’s a bit racy, so beware.

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