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Ewan McGregor (Big Fish) gives the performance of his career in this shocking noir thriller based on the cult novel by Scottish Beat poet Alexander Trocchi. Ella (Tilda Swinton, The Statement) may have been the boss' wife, but Joe (McGregor) couldn't have cared less. Their torrid affair took his mind off the beautiful dead girl found floating in the river. Her name was Cathie (Emily Mortimer, Lovely and Amazing), and Joe was the last person to see her alive. Was Cathie's death an accident?Suicide? Or was it murder? Only Joe knows for certain. And the shocking truth could save the life of an innocent man...or send a guilty one to the gallows.

Special Features

  • Ewan McGregor original passage narration featurette
  • Extended scene

Product Details

  • Actors: Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan, Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone
  • Directors: David Mackenzie
  • Writers: David Mackenzie, Alexander Trocchi
  • Producers: Alexandra Stone, Gillian Berrie, Jeremy Thomas, Jim Reeve, Leonard Crooks
  • Format: AC-3, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 14, 2004
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002JZT5A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,978 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Young Adam" on IMDb

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3.5 out of 5 stars

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52 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Nunya Bizness on January 23, 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
First I want to say up front:

A lot of people are complaining about this being an edited, R-rated version instead of the original NC-17. But honestly I think these people are overreacting - as far as I know the only difference between this and the NC-17 version is a slightly extended sex scene that is INCLUDED AS A DELETED SCENE on the DVD. The exclusion of the scene doesn't hurt the story, and it's still there for you to see. If you're thinking of not getting the DVD simply because of this cut scene, I encourage you to reconsider.

As to what I think of the movie - my main reason for watching this movie in the first place is because I am a fan of Ewan McGregor's. And I'm not sure how I really feel about it overall. I do know that I think the sex scenes get repetitive - it almost seems they do so many of them because they want to prove to themselves or somebody else how daring they can be. And I also think the score is hit-and-miss - it is very lovely in some places but somewhat tiring at times. And, while I respect and usually appreciate movies that are subtle and not heavy-handed, I sometimes think this movie is a little too subtle for it's own good. It's point is not immediately apparent, though I'm sure some people like that about it.

On the good side, as everyone says, all of the performances are excellent. Despite the negative points of the movie, I find it a very compelling watch just for this reason. Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan, Emily Mortimer, and even some of the smaller parts: they're all riveting, and, for me, easily make this movie worth watching.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By azindn on December 13, 2005
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Ewan McGregor long ago proved he is an actor who often exceeds the screen material and leading ladies with whom he has been coupled. In Young Adam, the maturity of the actor matches the material, while an excellent supporting cast excels to create a solid film that could have been stunning in black and white format. The aimless and amoral character of Joe (McGregor) reflect in a subdued performance by McGregor that proves again he is one of the best of the younger British actors to come to the attention of film goers in the 90s. However, Young Adam is the kind of story most audiences won't warm to in its presentation of bleak 50s blue collar life that is unglamorous and dull. It is an existence that was neither fashionable nor trendy.

Joe's daily routine lacks stimulation, so he finds it in a diversion with Ella (Tilda Swinton), the wife of his employer. Swinton is cast in the unglamorous role of a middle aged woman with "thick ankles" and it is a meaty role (sorry for the pun) which many Hollywood actresses yearn to play but haven't the chops. For Joe and Ella, their sexual trysts are far from an erotic session in the sheets. They are stolen moments, sweaty, and hurried. Joe's former girlfriend, whose corpse he hauls from the river at the film's opening, is a plain working class girl. In a fit of creative frustration, Joe douses her with custard and condiments for a moment of angry sex. Their romantic reunion months later is no more than a quickie with deadly results.

Young Adam translates the short novel by Alexander Trocchi with a disenchanted eye to the era. It is a grimy film, quiet, and filled with the boredom of Glasgow coal barges, and of men and women whose lives turned to routine lacks color.
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133 of 156 people found the following review helpful By Lou M. Aggetta on September 15, 2004
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What a travesty to offer this film with an R rating rather than the NC-17(totally outrageous) theatrical version. I ordered this film, not paying attention to the rating, but when I realized what Sony had done I immediately cancelled my purchase. When and if the original film is released I will purchase it.
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64 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Matt Shiv on September 9, 2004
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In order to please the Blockbusters and Wal-Marts of the nation, Sony has decided (in their infinite wisdom) to only release an EDITED version of this film on home video. I really thought that we were past this type of censorship, but apparently not.

The film, which was released in theaters NC-17, is now trimmed by about three minutes and re-rated R. This is a shame because I personally felt that the NC-17 was unjustified. I have seen far more graphic footage in films that got away with an R.

If you want to support censorship of a genuine piece of art, go ahead and buy this dvd. Otherwise, invest in a region-free player and import the uncut version from the UK. Being region-free is the only way to be!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie De Pue TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 6, 2006
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Ewan McGregor stars as "Joe Taylor"in "Young Adam," about a young Scottish drifter with literary pretensions working a coal barge that travels Glasgow to Edinburgh. The movie opens on his finding, and fishing out, the semi-nude corpse of a pretty girl from the black and frightening Clyde River (at the bottom of which we see the typewriter he dumped a while before). Taylor claims to know nothing about this corpse, but by the time the movie, directed by David Mackenzie, and its numerous flashbacks are done, we'll know that he actually knew her quite well: in fact, she was pregnant by him.

You wouldn't expect life on a coal barge to be clean, nor is it, and the makeup artists have done quite a job with the ordinarily handsome McEwan. He's pasty, as befits a resident Scot, drinking and smoking heavily, eating that unhealthy Scots diet, never seeing the sun. And there's ground-in coal dust on his face and in his clothes. The striking Tilda Swinton costars as Ella Gault, married to Les: they operate the barge together though we later discover she owns it. Poor Tilda, dead pale, hair lank and filthy, limited, dirty wardrobe: monosyllabic dialogue: in a career of choosing unexpected parts, this might be the least glamorous role she's ever played. In fact, I guess you'd have to describe this movie as fitting right into the recent Scottish school of tartan noir: tougher, blacker and bloodier than usual, although, praises be, occasionally lightened by that dark Scottish humor.

Anyway, for a married father,and a major male movie star, McGregor is also known for his daring choice of parts, indie and mainstream. He's played gay, and gay love scenes, and doesn't shrink from full frontal nudity. We've got some of that in "Young Adam,"as well, in the frequent, rather graphic sex scenes.
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