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1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
This anthology adapts three stores by Scottish cult author Irvine Welsh. Boab (Stephen McCole) is kicked off his football team and out of his parents' home, loses both his job and his girlfriend and finally meets God (Maurice Roëves) in a squalid pub. Nice guy Johnny (Kevin McKidd) marries pregnant near-stranger Catriona (Michelle Gomez), who starts a tawdry affair with their upstairs neighbor (Gary McCormack). On an acid trip, teen hooligan Coco (Ewen Bremner) trades bodies with a fetus.

Cast: Stephen McCole , Maurice Roëves , Garry Sweeney , Jenny McCrindle , Simon Weir , Iain Andrew , Irvine Welsh , Pat Stanton

Director: Paul McGuigan

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Senator Film, Mars Distribution, Zeitgeist Films, GAGA Communications [jp], Asociace Ceskych Filmovych Klubu, Prodifilms, RCV Film Distribution

The Acid House (1998)

Release Date: August 6th, 1999|1 hr. 51 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    A blast of manic energy in the form of a film. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    There are flashes of excitement in this film, mostly from the verbal play and sulphurous humour of Welsh's perspective, but there's a lot that makes you wonder why you're sitting through it. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    It feels like a trumped up trifle, disinterested in narrative exercises, using instead technique (cinematography, editing and, omigod, a soundtrack!) to swing moods and heighten reality, then send it crashing to earth. show more

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