Coming to theatres this Friday from director Phillip Noyce, The Weinstein Company and the beloved book by Lois Lowry comes THE GIVER.
This film tells the story about a perfect world. In this world everyone is happy and the teens after graduation are chosen for positions of importance. Excited for the day, Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) waits with friends Fiona (Odeya Rush) and Asher (Cameron Monaghan) to discover what they will do. Each young person awaits the news that comes from the Chief Elder (Meryl Streep).
Jonas is chosen to be the Receiver of Memories. His teacher is The Giver (Jeff Bridges), a man who knows much about the history of humanity before the perfect world. Jonas learns that everything isn’t as perfect as he was raised to believe by his Mother (Katie Holmes) and Father (Alexander Skarsgard). He also seeks to know about the place beyond their city.
When a baby named Gabriel comes into their lives, Jonas takes a special interest, especially when he learns what happens to children who are different. As the young man learns about love, beauty and what the world held before – he also learns of hate, war and what mankind was capable of.
Jonas knows he must do what is right – and that includes saving Gabriel. There is an awakening waiting and he will see it done!