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The Giver

PG-13| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary

The haunting story of 'The Giver' centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined – a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all – a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. THE GIVER is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

Cast: Jeff Bridges , Meryl Streep , Brenton Thwaites , Alexander Skarsgård , Katie Holmes , Taylor Swift , Cameron Monaghan , Odeya Rush

Director: Phillip Noyce

Genres: Drama, Science fiction, Action

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

The Giver (2014)

Release Date: August 15th, 2014|1 hr. 37 min.

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fan reviews ( 11 )
  • Lowry took chances with her novel. The movie of The Giver takes none. It's safe, sorry and a crashing bore. show more

  • Just in the last few months, we've seen "Snowpiercer" and "Divergent," which also deal with what happens after a civil collapse. The Giver, the latest in this weird trend, approaches a now-familiar topic from a new angle, and, of the three, it's the most visually arresting. show more

  • What's so unfunny about peace, love and understanding? Plenty, it turns out. But for much of the movie, viewers will be asking themselves where the conflict is. And, by extension, the drama. show more

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  • September 22, 2014 wastew369
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    Don't need to waste time on films like this! Development very tedious.

  • August 24, 2014 jockey01
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    if you are between the ages of 9 and 12...i suggest you see this movie. anyone else SHOULD find this a terribly immature excuse for a movie. between a 1 and a 5, i give it a 0. yes, that bad.

  • August 23, 2014 Patty
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    We enjoyed it, felt great after it, and were glad we saw it. It was interesting and we quickly got into the story moved along at a well paced clip...everyone seemed to enjoy it. I'd say 4 stars.. it's not a romp 'em/stomp 'em movie but one that will remain with you for a long time. Well played by everyone in Cast. I didn't realize that was Taylor Swift !! Love Jeff Bridges, was supposed to hate Meryl Streep.. but do anyway... new actors were great!

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'The Giver' Review: 10 Things You Need to Know About the Dystopian Thriller

Posted by
Sandie Angulo Chen on August 15, 2014

"The Giver" is the latest dystopian thriller to follow an attractive teen who must fight against the totalitarian authority of misguided adults. And if that sounds like every other post-apocalyptic yo...

Watch Live! Author Lois Lowry and the Cast of 'The Giver' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Corey Teich on August 11, 2014

The gut-wrenching tale of a utopian society that has eliminated all human emotions, Lois Lowry's "The Giver" has been read by millions of teenagers and adults alike. Now, after more than 20 years, t...

In 'The Giver' Trailer, Everything Is Fine -- Except for All the Injections (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on March 19, 2014

As teens, we all suspected that something nefarious lurked just beneath the surface of every well-scrubbed suburban home development. In "The Giver," Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) finds out the secret of...

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