THE GIVER (Theatrical Release USA 2014)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì

The Giver
is an intellectual concept movie. The movie is based on the concept that a single community person holds all memories of its past and serves as an advisor to the government on the best decisions to make for the future based on remembered past events. The new receiver of memory, however, makes the decision that memory should once again be released to all members of the community. This story and script are based on Lois Lowry’s book of the same name. The film plays on the idea that it is wrong to have emotion and reminds one of the film Equilibrium. The film is highly crafted. Brenton Thwaites does a terrific job of interpreting the role of Jonas.

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Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) is chosen to be the next receiver of memory for his community, but finds that some things cannot be received without sharing and giving.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Phillip Noyce for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Ralph Winter, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Dylan Sellers, Alison Owen, Ron Burkle, and Scooter Braun for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: The Giver (Jeff Bridges), Chief Elder (Meryl Streep), Father (Alexander Skarsgård), Mother (Katie Holmes),Fiona (Odeya Rush), Asher (Cameron Monaghan), Rosemary (Taylor Swift), and Lilly (Emma Tremblay).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a good sci fi film with an innovative and creative storyline.

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