The Giver

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The Giver Overview

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.

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

Who Stars in The Giver

Jeff Bridges
The Giver

Jeff Bridges

Meryl Streep
Chief Elder

Meryl Streep

Brenton Thwaites
Jonas

Brenton Thwaites

Odeya Rush
Fiona

Odeya Rush

Alexander Skarsgård
Jonas' Father

Alexander Skarsgård

Katie Holmes
Jonas' Mother

Katie Holmes


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Review for The Giver

Author: dmaloir

Although the cast is good (for the young actors), and excellent for Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, this movie just has no scenario. The no-emotion dystopia has been covered many times in the literature and movie industry but, here, the story is just too simplistic and gives no satisfaction at all. The subject had a lot more depth in 'A brave new world'. Heck, even Equilibrium had more content. I got through the 90 minutes of the movie and ended up with the sour feeling that the director skipped from the exposition to the conclusion without developing anything. Really not worth the time.


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The Weinstein Company

Asis Productions

Tonik Productions


Walden Media


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
2014-08-11

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 34 mins

Budget
$ 25,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 66,980,456.00 (USA)

Profit
$ 41,980,456.00 (Estimated in USA)

Homepage
http://thegiverfilm.com/

Genres
Drama Science Fiction

Keywords
new love dystopia memory black and white teenager town alternate world color based on young adult novel


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