Booze, pills, sex, alcohol … it’s just another day in the life of an Irvine Welsh character, with the “Trainspotting” writer seeing another one of his works hit the big screen in “Filth.” And yes, in case the red band nature of the trailer didn’t tip you off, this is as dirty as you might expect.
Starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Jim Broadbent and Imogen Poots, the film follows cop Bruce Robertson, a degenerate trying to solve a murder case and get a promotion, all while keeping the good times rolling. Yes, it’s raunchy and wrong, but unfortunately, it doesn’t quite come together. As our review from last fall notes, the movie directed by Jon S. Baird, actually isn’t “as big and bad and ballsy as we’d hoped.” But it does feature a score by Clint Mansell, so that’s something.
“Filth” arrives on iTunes/On Demand on April 24th and in theaters on May 30th.