Based on Lois Lowry's book, this highly anticipated film tells the story of a perfect world where everyone is happy. When Jonas is 12 years old, he's chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories where he learns about pain, sadness, war and all the unhappy truths of the "real" world. He quickly realizes that his community is fake and faces difficult choices about his own life and his future. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Willie J comments, "This film is really quite an achievement. To bring such a loved and popular book, with tons of deep ideas and themes, and execute as wonderfully as Director Philip Noyce and company do, is great." Samantha A adds, "This movie is very captivating. I had my eyes glued to the screen the whole time, not wanting to miss a second of the story."
Full of pretense, theories on life and enough ideas to cause you to rethink your own ideas, The Giver is an intense film about the effects of accepting the good and bad memories of life.