Renton’s T2 “Choose Life” Speech (In Full)

Renton T2

The opening monologue delivered by Renton (Ewan McGregor) in the original Trainspotting film was iconic to say the least. 20 years later, he delivers a new updated version of his “Choose Life” speech in the opening credits. Here’s the transcription in full.

Choose life
Choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and hope that someone, somewhere cares
Choose looking up old flames, wishing you’d done it all differently
And choose watching history repeat itself
Choose your future
Choose reality TV, slut shaming, revenge porn
Choose a zero hour contract, a two hour journey to work
And choose the same for your kids, only worse, and smother the pain with an unknown dose of an unknown drug made in somebody’s kitchen
And then… take a deep breath
You’re an addict, so be addicted
Just be addicted to something else
Choose the ones you love
Choose your future
Choose life


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