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.