Another great movie from Mr. Daldry!! (by rodcarvalho67)
I was very exciting waiting for the next Stephen Daldry's movie and, fortunately, my expectations was accomplish. The movie is wonderful! I already saw it three times!the story of three boys who live in the garbage, based on the excellent book by Andy Mulligan, is an unparalleled purity, able to thrill all people around the world. Brazilian actors Wagner Moura, Selton Mello, Andre Ramiro, ze Dumont, Xavier Nelson are excellent! The young actors who play the main characters, and who had never acted before in his life, are more sensational find of Mr. Daldry! The movie has it all ... <more>
action, suspense, comedy bits and a lot of sensitivity. Something that Daldry is a master at putting in his films. Do not forget to see and review TRASH! A roller coaster of emotions!
You'll find yourself talking out loud in the cinema (by sam-228-602271)
A brilliantly exciting film from start to finish. The three boys are a triumph, and the way the film handles them, and uses their emotional closeness, their friendship, is a credit to Director Stephen Daldry and his crew, as well as to the three boys themselves, recruited from the streets of Brazil. The story jumps from one level of excitement to the next in a series of clever set pieces that, at the same time as they increase the tension to almost unbearable levels, answer the questions raised by the mystery; what exactly is the significance of what the boys find, as they comb through the <more>
giant mountains of trash, trying to earn enough to eat from recycling plastic and tin? The chase scenes through the favelas are exhilarating. Literally, you find yourself talking out loud. The film is a celebration of Andy Mulligan's stunning novel of the same name.
The common images of Brazil are soccer/football, Carnaval, the Amazon rainforest, the beaches, and Christ the Redeemer. A less flattering image of Latin America's largest country is the favelas, tightly packed ghettos full of people ignored by society. Stephen Daldry's "Trash" looks at some teenage inhabitants of the favelas who are digging through garbage one day when they find a wallet that could upset local politics. Not surprisingly, they become targets of a merciless police force.This is what one might call the real Brazil. Much like Fernando Meirelles's "City <more>
of God", "Trash" shows what life is like for a large portion of Brazil's population. When the boys cross into the downtown, one can see a sharp contrast between this part of town and the slums where the boys live. One of Lula's goals was eliminating hunger, but he and Rousseff weakened their legacies by demolishing favelas to make room for sports stadiums and it's all but certain that the Olympic stadium will never get used after the games next year .This is a different turn for Daldry after his past few movies. Although "Billy Elliott" also dealt with class issues, "The Hours" focused more on gender issues I haven't seen "The Reader" or "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" . I'd say that Martin Sheen's long-time political activism makes him the right person for the role of the priest servicing the favela. All in all, it's a really good movie. I recommend it.
I'm Portuguese and i speak reasonably well English. So i was able to watch this movie with no subtitles. Thanks God! The subtitling was awful, translating Portuguese to English. How can i resume this movie? Tropa de Elite meets Da Vinci Code? Weird no? No, nothing like that. This is an amazing picture of poverty, hope, friendship and trying to do the right thing, no matter what. It's hard to me to explain why i loved this movie. But i have no trouble to explain the main message: Brazil is a corrupt and dangerous country, not because of the common thieves, of the poor people, but <more>
because of the corrupt police and the rich and powerful people. A poor thief could steal a couple of bucks, a rich one could steal millions.
When I saw the trailer of this movie it did not appeal to me. The movie seemed like a common Hollywood action movie, but after seeing it I know that this movie has a lot to offer. The story begins when Raphael at the age of 14 finds a wallet in the garbage and shows it to his two friends. Once the boys find out how much the wallet is wanted by the police they decide to unravel the mystery behind it, using clues from the wallet. What follows is a fascinating journey full of action, humor and drama through the slums of Rio de Janeiro. You see the raw side of the city, it feels like you are <more>
there. Also the music puts you in the right vibe. The solidarity, perseverance and the struggle to achieve justice, gives you a real connection with the three boys. Slowly all the pieces fit together while it builds up to a thrilling end. This movie seems to have a clear message to give. It makes you think about justice and well-being, but at the same time it is an easy watching feel good movie. This movie has it all!
Fighting for social justice in a harsh reality (by tiagoqaz)
I was not expecting much of this film. You know why? In my experience with foreign directors portraying the reality of Brazil, almost 90% of the times they get lost, they create false images, garnish the poverty, say a lot of common sense about Brazilian women, they try to show a ethnically amalgamated Brazil that has black people on top of the pyramid in the same number as white people basically a society where racism doesn't quite exist This time, though, this foreign perception of Brazil's uniqueness didn't get lost in exoticism. The audience cannot possibly walk off of the <more>
movie theater thinking a black or a mulatto child have the same rights and privileges as a white kid. It seemed to me as if Andy Mulligan novel's author really put his efforts into researching, talking to poor people of Rio De Janeiro and understanding what they fear - what is done to them everyday.Beware fragile viewers won't say any spoilers : before you get to the middle of the film, there's the worst torture scene I've ever seen. It smashes your heart and makes you sick. And sadly it isn't at all exaggerated for all I know of military police's actions in Brazil. Ugh. This terrifies me.-But we safely continue the experience of watching Trash as middle class viewers behind a movie theater screen, inside the city mall. Right.-Stephen Daldry executed all the ideas smoothly. Cheers to that. About the screenplay, Richard Curtis adapted it fantastically. the lines weren't artificial as they are in most of the movies featuring Brazilian characters - even for Brazilian productions, actually. The camera work is truly remarkable. Felt really into the minds of the characters. almost felt their pain, struggle and anger.Specifically, the acting was great. Those kids didn't let us down for a minute. This is huge for young actors and I hope those boys get all the attention they deserve for now on. Back to the broad acting: it was faultless. Wish I could say flawless, but maybe this time the script and the great number of characters with lines didn't let much space to some mind-blowing acting by Wagner Moura and Selton Mello. If you're not into Brazilian movies, you should know: these guys are close to the result of blending Bill Murray, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Al Pacino and Joaquin Phoenix altogether. weird comparison, sorry for that The plot was actually a bit similar to a Dan Brown's novel, but not that intricate. It wasn't that complicated and conspiratorial to the point I'd get bored - I didn't. Several politicians and political parties in Brazil suck a lot of money from poor people and the outcome of the plot was very familiar to all of us who keep up with all this trash.I took the morality of this movie in one of Rooney Mara's lines, when she's talking to the missionary. Won't spoiler though :D watch for yourselves.Oh, about the common sense about Brazilian women I mentioned before: this movie does not pass in Bechdel test. Meaning no Brazilian women representation whatever the result would be. The only woman with considerable lines is Olivia nicely impersonated by Rooney Mara and she's foreign.There's one more detail annoying me, I was unaware. Which is the image of a catholic missionary Martin Sheen in Rio's periphery. It doesn't appeal - I was not convinced. I'm a History student and this character seemed too familiar with Jesuits from colonial Era, which doesn't feel contemporaneous to us at all.But anyway if you watch this movie there's no way you won't feel disgusted by the actions of military police Polícia Militar - PM in the periphery. The oppressed and poor ones are exterminated daily. PM is a fascist and terrorist machine conducted by corrupt politicians and a segregationist elite that manipulates the political tableau in favor of themselves exclusively.Despite this reality, Trash brings a sense of hope and expectation of change that hardly occurs - right now - in this country. A year earlier, when the production started, this hope was truly there. People got out on the streets and protested against bad transportation quality, police violence.. Well, not anymore. Everyone wen't back to watching TV. To engage in politics is just too exhausting for most of the people. We've just elected the most conservative Congress since the military dictatorship 50 years ago. This is very very sad and disturbing for those kids portrayed in this movie. We're about to face 4 years who knows if it'll actually end in 2019 of conservatism and worsening inequality.Until then, we can think of hopeful ideas like these expressed in Trash and keep them warm, alive and militant against any form of oppression.
With beautiful visuals, awesome editing and a great story, Trash is a film that should not be judged by its title (by moviexclusive)
With a title like Trash, it is hard not to expect things like garbage piles and generic black plastic bags to appear on screen. One might even think, why would anyone watch a film named Trash? After all, Hollywood films can be trashy and a title like Trash does seem like a boding sign. Yet do not be fooled, all you title-judging mother****ers, Trash is absolutely nothing like its namesake.Directed by Stephen Daldry, Trash is a story about Raphael Rickson Tev and his chance discovery of a wallet belonging to José Angelo Wagner Moura . Together with friends Gador Eduardo Luis and Rato <more>
Gabriel Weinstein , Raphael embarks on a perilous journey to uncover the truth behind the wallet, unwittingly becoming victims to corrupted politician Santos and policeman Frederico Selton Mello . Adapted from Andy Mulligan's young adult fiction novel, Trash has a story that seems almost like a fairytale - it is only in the lala-land of literature that fourteen-year-old trash-pickers can succeed in exposing the corrupted ways of political figures without getting themselves killed. That being said, the film succeeds in translating this highly unlikely situation from book to screen without making it seem too contrived.There are many things to look out for in Trash, like the superb editing and the wonderful cinematography by Adriano Goldman. From the mountains of trash piles to the grimy stilt houses, Goldman did a great job of capturing the decrepit beauty of these common wastelands. Chase scenes in particular, were edited well with great rhythm. Daldry's use of the boys' to-camera inserts would also be greatly appreciated by viewers who have read the novel. Seen through the to- camera inserts, the boys' frank statements better developed their characters, reflected the novel's multi-perspectives and doubled as a plot device later on in the film.Although Tev, Luis and Weinstein can be rough around the edges with emotional scenes, their energy was infectious on screen. On the other hand, Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen paled in comparison, appearing more like decorative non-playable characters beside the boys. While Moura performed within expectation, the same cannot be said of Mello, who played the role of Frederico like an emotionless corpse. In fact, if you stare hard at the screen, you will soon come to the conclusion that even a dead grouper has eyes livelier than Mello's.Acting aside, the only problem this reviewer has with Trash is Raphael's dogged pursuit for justice. When questioned about his actions, Raphael answered that he was doing so because "it is the right thing". In spite of that, it was the money left behind by José, and not the book accounting for Santos' corrupted dealings, that seemed to interest the boys. In this sense, the pursuit for justice seems more like an adventure for Raphael and his friends, rather than an act motivated by the decision to right a wrong. Then again, perhaps that was what made Trash so charming. In a world filled with dark, cynical views, the boys are a representation of what hope, perseverance and friendship can bring about.
When I watched this movie I thought how its language was so perfect to show at the people some situation about the Brazil. The corruption, the violence in the streets and the famous Brazilian way called "jeitinho". The cinematography is very good and Mr. Daldry is very good in your conduction of this movie. Rooney Mara was perfect as Olivia... and what was that double language performance? I liked of the photography... the cast... the director... the music... the costumes... the set dressing... and the script. You need watch this movie to see a bit of the Brazil situation and the <more>
road until the hope. That three boys are awesome in their roles.
Not the most entertaining, but a solid flick (by 851222)
Greetings from Lithuania."Trash" 2014 is definitely not an Oscar material, contrary to previous movies directed by a great director Stephen Daldry. This is adventure, thriller with a bit comedy set in Rio about a group of slum dog kids who one day searching a trash stumbles upon something that can change the path of a whole country. Soon they are on a run from those who want to get thing back while trying to solve a puzzle of what did they found."Trash" is a solid fun, not particularly great, but it will definitely do justice for one evening. The settings are fresh and <more>
kinda exciting, three young leads are good here, with some minor support from two Hollywood heavyweights. Overall, this picture isn't anything really special, but it's a fine film. Music, settings, directing and acting are good, while at the running time almost 2 hours this movie drags a bit here and there, but overall experience is positive.