The Giver

September 26th, 2014


The Giver

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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.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 7.7/10 (215 voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Phillip Noyce

Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep

This film, based on Lois Lowry's book, tells the story of a perfect world. Everyone here is happy. When Jonas is 12 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.

Writers: Michael Mitnick, Robert B. Weide

Jeff Bridges - The Giver
Meryl Streep - Chief Elder
Brenton Thwaites - Jonas
Alexander SkarsgÄrd - Father
Katie Holmes - Mother
Odeya Rush - Fiona
Cameron Monaghan - Asher
Taylor Swift - Rosemary
Emma Tremblay - Lilly
Alexander Jillings - Gabriel 12 Months
James Jillings - Gabriel 12 Months
Jordan Nicholas Smal - Gabriel 3 Months
Saige Fernandes - Gabriel 6 Months
Renate Stuurman - Dinah
Vanessa Cooke - Elder

Taglines: Search for truth. Find freedom.


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Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 15 August 2014

Filming Locations: Cape Town, South Africa

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated)

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User Review



I just watched an early screening of the movie The Giver today and I'd just like to say it was amazing. The transition from the book to the movie was excellent. There were several things that were added to the movie but I honestly think that they helped the people who haven't read the books understand everything a little better. I think that the movie is better than the book only because there was adventure and everything moved quicker than it did in the books. The makers of the movie did not miss out on barely anything and the things that they did they made up for with an alteration. There was humor, romance and a lot of self-discovery in the movie and I personally think the casting was pretty decent although Jonas was 12 in the books. The acting in the movie was great, I really enjoyed myself and highly recommend seeing this movie!


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