- 1 hr 54 min
"Trash" is a thrilling adventure movie from 2014, directed by Stephen Daldry and co-written by Richard Curtis, based on the novel by Andy Mulligan. The movie is set in the sprawling metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, where we are introduced to three boys from the slums, Rafael (Rickson Tevez), Gardo (Eduardo Luis) and Rato (Gabriel Weinstein), who spend their days picking through garbage in search of anything they can sell or use.
One day, while sorting through a dumpsite, the boys discover a leather bag containing a wallet, a map, a key, and a note. Realizing that the contents of the bag may be valuable, they decide to keep it and soon find themselves pursued by corrupt police officers and other dangerous individuals who will stop at nothing to recover the bag.
The boys soon realize that the bag may be connected to a high-level government scandal, involving the mysterious disappearance of a Brazilian politician. Determined to uncover the truth, and with the help of a kind-hearted aid worker named Olivia (Rooney Mara) and a broken-down priest named Father Juilliard (Martin Sheen), the boys embark on a perilous journey through the dangerous streets of Rio in search of answers.
As the boys evade their pursuers and navigate the dangerous underworld of Rio's slums, we are treated to a suspense-filled and action-packed adventure that is both thrilling and heart-warming. Along the way, we see the pain and suffering of the poor people of Rio, most of whom struggle to survive in a world that is stacked against them.
The movie does a good job of exploring the themes of poverty, corruption, and resilience, as we see the boys use their wits and bravery to overcome their challenges. The movie also highlights the importance of friendship, and the bonds that can form between individuals from very different backgrounds.
The acting in "Trash" is excellent, with the three young leads delivering natural and convincing performances that are full of energy and emotion. Martin Sheen also gives a great performance as the troubled priest who helps the boys on their journey. The movie is shot beautifully, with the vibrant and colorful city of Rio serving as a stunning backdrop for the action.
Overall, "Trash" is a thrilling and uplifting movie that will appeal to audiences of all ages. It is a testament to the human spirit and the power of friendship, and a reminder that, no matter how tough life may be, there is always hope.
Trash is a 2015 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 54 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1 and a MetaScore of 50.