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The Giver [2014 film] by Phillip Noyce
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The Giver [2014 film]

by Phillip Noyce

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I have read the book a few years ago and didn't remember much. The film was just OK really - nothing special. ( )
  infjsarah | Jul 10, 2016 |
A boy from a future society where no one has emotions gets memories from the past.

For the first two thirds or so it's an okay movie - a little flimsy in the suspension of disbelief department, and lacking in anything to make you care about it, but it has some promising ideas. Once the action gets going, it turns out to have nowhere to go, and the whole thing falls apart. And it bothers me maybe a little too much that people who can't see color dye their clothing.

Concept: C
Story: D
Characters: D
Dialog: C
Pacing: C
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: C
Acting: C
Music: C

Enjoyment: C minus

GPA: 1.8/4 ( )
  comfypants | Nov 4, 2015 |
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Holmes, Katiesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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The story centers on Jonas, young man who lives in a supposedly ideal world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with the elder, 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. 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.… (more)

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