THE GIVER - Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep - New Media Stew Movie Review
John Basedow (@JohnBasedow) reviews ‘The Giver,’ starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Street, Taylor Swift and Brenton Thwaites, with special guest Shannon Truax (@GoLuckyDuck).
MOVIE DESCRIPTION - THE GIVER
This film, based on Lois Lowry’s book, tells the story of a perfect world. Everyone here is happy. When Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) is 18 years old, he’s chosen to be the community’s Receiver of Memories. He enters into training with an old man called The Giver (Jeff Bridges). From the Giver, Jonas learns about pain, sadness, war and all the unhappy truths of the ‘real’ world. He quickly realizes that his community is fake. Confronted with this reality, Jonas faces difficult choices about his own life and his future. (Description via IMDb)
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan
Director: Phillip Noyce
Writers: Lois Lowry (novel), Michael Mitnick (screenplay)
In theaters: August 15, 2014
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