Movie Details

The Giver

Based on the 1993 novel of same name by Lois Lowry, in a perfect world where there is no conflict, racism or sickness, every member of society has a specific role, and 16-year-old Jonas is selected to be the Receiver of Memories. As Jonas uncovers the truth behind his world`s past, he discovers that many years earlier his forefathers gave up humanity in order to have a stable society.

Language: English
Subtitle: NA
Classification: PG
Release Date: 21 Aug 2014
Genre: Drama / Science Fiction / Fantasy
Running Time: 1 Hour 38 Minutes
Distributor: GOLDEN VILLAGE PICTURES
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Meryl Streep, Odeya Rush, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Alexander Skarsgard
Director: Phillip Noyce
Format: 2D

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Writer: Cinnamon Lion

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Watch this if you liked: “The Hunger Games” & “Divergent”

The Good, the Bad and the Giving:

• Adapted from a novel that precedes both the popular novel-adapted "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent", this film shows that a dystopian future film doesn't need to be as dark and gritty as the aforementioned adaptations.

• The acting is subpar except for Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. Streep's character, the Chief Elder, has a much more prominent role in the film than in the novel.

• The film tries to deliver a lesson but does so in a way that adults couldn't care less about it and maybe only a handful of teenagers (the target audience) will heed it.

Trivia:

• In the film, Jonas and his friends are aged up by four years as the characters in the novel are only twelve years old.

Cinema Online, 26 August 2014
   
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Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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