Director: Phillip Noyce
Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep
In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the “real” world.
My Review: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
It’s difficult to write a review for this movie without giving anything away but I’ll try. This book is based on a novel I haven’t read but plan to read very soon. Rarely do I see a movie that I can’t stop thinking about days later. This movie literally portrays the perfect politically correct society. Everybody has given up their rights to emotion and individuality and have agreed to conform for the greater good. But the greater good turns out to be a greater evil. There is so much Christian symbolism in this movie, but at the same time, it is so subtle, you could miss it if you weren’t looking for it. The Giver makes one quote that I love. “We could decide to choose better.” This is a must see movie that is prophetic for the times we are living in.