What a surprise! A second enjoyable film in one weekend. “The Giver.” It is a haunting tale of Jonas who lives in a colorless world of conformity and contentment decreed by a repressive society. He spends time with the Giver who is the sole keeper of all this community’s memories. Jonas starts to understand that there is a different history and a rather dark past of his community. Now there is no pain, war, or hatred but neither is there happiness, love, feelings, or hope.
Jonas begins a journey to free himself and his loved ones from this sterile, bland existence. He is discovering how evil functions in the real world!
“The Giver” is a young adult book written by Lois Lowry. Jeff Bridges is excellent as “The Giver” as is Meryl Streep as the chief elder.
Streep debates Jonas trying to discourage his mission by saying:
“Whenever humans have a choice, they choose poorly!” That maybe true, but we have the ability to choose and learn from our mistakes and often correct them.
Have any of you seen this film? Your impressions? Have you read the world wide best seller?