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The Giver (2014)

 -  Drama | Sci-Fi  -  15 August 2014 (USA)
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In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.

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This film, based on Lois Lowry's book, tells the story of a perfect world. Everyone here is happy. When Jonas is 18 years old, he's chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories. He enters into training with an old man called The Giver. From the Giver, Jonas learns about pain, sadness, war, and all the unhappy truths of the "real" world. He quickly realizes that his community is fake. Confronted with this reality, Jonas faces difficult choices about his own life and his future. Written by Anonymous

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Search for truth. Find freedom. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for a mature thematic image and some sci-fi action/violence | See all certifications »

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15 August 2014 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,305,016 (USA) (15 August 2014)

Gross:

$44,933,131 (USA) (7 November 2014)
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Katie Holmes plays Brenton Thwaites's mother, even though she is only 10 years his senior. See more »

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Whenever a character "dies" a montage reel is played. These reels primarily comprise handheld shots, yet never once is a camera, outside a security camera, ever seen. See more »

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Chief Elder: When people have the freedom to choose, they choose wrong. Every single time.
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A Pleasant Watch
20 August 2014 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I am the kind of guy who likes a movie with morals, art, music and emotion. This is that kind of movie and it was a pleasant watch.

Character & Development: The movie develops the characters well in my opinion. I like how the main character is not some celebrity hot shot that we are forced to love based on how they are in real life. Slow to start and nothing is rushed. Of course, it does not follow every detail from the book, but it draws the principles and ideals of it.

Art: the style is done very well. Plain and simplistic as most dystopian societies are portrayed. As the movie prolongs, the art in the movie expands more beautifully. Watch the movie if you want to understand what I meant by that.

Music: I enjoyed the music of this movie. Gave me chills since I love movies with great background music. Tingles everywhere.


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