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EUTHANASIA

One of the issues tackled in the film is euthanasia. It is also known as assisted death or mercy killing. In the movie, The Giver, euthanasia is implied when they say that they are releasing the people so that they can go to the place called “Elsewhere”. They do this by injecting a drug into the person’s body. In real life, euthanasia is done when the person is seriously ill and no longer has any chance of surviving, when only hospital machines, equipment, and drugs are the only reason why the patient is still breathing. in the united states, this is called physical-assisted suicide and there are only 5 states that have made it legal – Washington, Oregon, Vermont, Colorado, and the District of Columbia. A court ruling in Montana has also allowed the use of physician-assisted suicide.

Euthanasia is done by injecting a drug or turning off the medical apparatuses that keep the patient alive. They say this is good for the patient so that he could be relieved of the pain and suffering, so that he could finally rest his physical body. They say euthanasia gives the sick a chance to die with dignity especially if he is the one asking for assisted death. But of course, euthanasia is a controversial issue. it has moral and ethical considerations. There are times when the family believes and holds on to a miracle that somehow, their loved one will still make it through. They question the ability of doctors and medical professionals to declare that a person can no longer survive. They may believe that there is a higher being who controls people’s lives and decides when to take them back. Or some people might say that they could all just wait until the patient dies, there is no need for an assisted death. For some people, this issue is about having an option to choose your death and having the right to self-determination. You choose the terms on how you will die.

Many groups are pushing for the legality of euthanasia in their own states. However, this issue will always be tainted with moral implications.

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REFLECTIONS ABOUT THE MOVIE

The movie, The Giver, gives all of us a gift. Its effect is far-reaching. It extends way beyond the halls of the theater because this film gives us valuable life lessons. It makes us realize the importance of liberty and free will. These are things that we often take for granted – being able to feel love, fear, excitement, and pain. No matter how much it hurts, we will come to realize that it is still better to feel the lows of pain and sadness because then, it will make us appreciate the highs of pleasure and joy. In the movie, the people seemed happy and contented because everyone was treated with drugs to control their emotions. That is why they do not know how it is to feel sad or fall in love. In a world where everything has been decided for them by the Elders, the people in the movie were contented to play their roles in society. But in our real world, it makes us thankful that we are able to choose for ourselves what color we want to wear, what we want to become when we grow up, or when we will conceive a baby. The movie will make you think what if these things were taken away from us? And what exactly is an ideal society?  In this world that we live in, we are given the free will and liberty to live our lives the way we want it. And no matter how many times we fall and choose wrong over and over again, we have the opportunity to make it right and live a better life. This movie is really thought-provoking. It makes us realize that life is indeed beautiful. It may be complicated but there is beauty in its complexity. There will always be choices and it is up to us to choose right or wrong and be prepared for the consequences. 

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE GIVER

If there is one movie that is thought-provoking, touching, inspiring, emotional, unique, captivating, and imaginative, it must be The Giver. Adapted from Lois Lowry’s bestselling novel, this movie presents an alternative reality to its viewers. It tickles the senses of the viewers to think and rethink what they have now over what is being presented in the film. It takes the audience to an alternate universe where everyone was treated equally. Peace and harmony reigned in the community. The setting took place after The Ruin of mankind and the new generation did not have any memories of the past. The Elders thought it was better that way because they wanted to shield the world from pain and suffering.

The Giver is categorized under the drama, romance, sci-fi genre. It is given a rating of PG13 because of some graphic and mature content and images. It has a duration of one hour and 37 minutes. The Giver was creatively brought to life by Director Phillip Noyce. The script was written by Michael Mitnick and Robert Weide who did their best to give justice to Lowry’s book. The movie soundtrack provided a moving background as the story unfolds. The casting was okay. Of course, Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, who played the part of The Giver and The Chief Elder respectively, gave outstanding performances. The rest of the cast need to give more life to their characters.

The Giver is a heartwarming movie that has a great ending. It is definitely a must-watch film because The Giver is a movie that gives valuable lessons to its viewers. It teaches the audience about the importance of appreciating life and the liberties and free will that we enjoy. There are a lot of positive elements with a light touch of spirituality. The whole family can enjoy this movie.

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THE GIVER: A MOVIE THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

The movie, The Giver, is a fantasy drama that is hailed by film critics as the movie that you should not miss this summer. It is about an alternative society where people live in peace and harmony. The catch here is that they do not have memories. Their emotions are controlled. They do not even know colors. It is a black and white society where the elders decide what you will become, how many babies will be genetically made, where the babies will be raised, and when their part in the society should end. A young boy named Jonas is destined to be the next Giver. However, as he was being given the ability to know about colors, feelings, emotions, liberty, and free will, he immediately realized that something was wrong in the world that they were living in and that something should be done about it. He wanted his fellowmen to experience the crazy, tumultuous, and exciting facets of life. 

This movie is an adaptation of the bestselling novel by Lois Lowry. It is directed by Phillip Noyce and distributed by The Weinstein Family. It was given a budget of $25 million to bring the book to life. The cast is headed by Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. Other cast members include Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan, Emma Tremblay, and a cameo role by Taylor Swift. Stay tuned to this website for announcements about film promotions by the cast and crew. Watch the red carpet premiere of the movie with the whole cast and the director. Get to see some behind the scenes videos about the making of the film. Watch interviews on the cast and director as they promote the movie. Read about Lois Lowry, the author of the book, and her take on the movie adaptation. Know more about the cast and director of the movie. See the updated movie schedules in your city and how to purchase your tickets. Reserve a copy of the movie in DVD format as soon as it is out in the market. You can also buy movie merchandise from our online store. You can also listen to the movie’s soundtrack that includes the hit songs What is Love, Color, and Rosebud.

The Motion Picture Association of America has given it a rating of PG13 because of some mature content and images. Otherwise, it is a good movie for the whole family to watch. Read the reviews of movie critics and aficionados about The Giver which are available on our website. Schedule your Tempe garage door repair early so you can catch the first screening of The Giver in your city. We encourage you to speak out after you watch the film. We want to know your reviews and reflections. It is our aim to make you leave the movie house thinking how would it be if you were in their shoes. Let us engage in a healthy discussion as we compare the alternative to our present reality. We want to know how the movie has affected you or inspired you to live your life differently.