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Film Review: ‘Trash’

7 October 2014 7:38 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cleanly scripted in pure Hollywood fashion by Richard Curtis (with Felipe Braga translating it into Portuguese), Stephen Daldry’s “Trash” won’t be confused for a real Brazilian production: Its storyline, staging and inevitably positive spin unmistakably mark it as offshore, notwithstanding the participation of Fernando Meirelles’ 02 Filmes. A South American answer of sorts to “Slumdog Millionaire,” the pic features a trio of charismatic kids living next to a Rio garbage dump who stumble upon evidence certain to bring down a corrupt politico. Audience-friendly to a fault, “Trash” should be a modest money earner for Universal Intl., which will no doubt pitch it along “Slumdog” lines.

Andy Mulligan’s source novel was geared toward adolescents, but the film feels like more adult fare simply because young teens aren’t exactly known for their attraction to subtitles. English makes up a small percentage of the dialogue, mostly coming from Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara, »

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