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“The Giver” is set in a seemingly perfect society where everyone lives in harmony and there is no pain or suffering. The society is ruled by the Chief Elder () who assigns each person a job based on their abilities. When Jonas () turns 18, he is assigned the job of “Receiver of Memory” and is mentored by the previous Receiver ().

As Jonas begins to receive memories of the past, he realizes that the perfect society he lives in is not as perfect as it seems. He discovers that the society has eliminated emotions, history, and individuality in order to maintain peace and order. Jonas must decide whether to continue living in the controlled society or risk everything to bring back the memories of the past.


“The Giver” is a faithful adaptation of the classic novel by Lois Lowry, but it lacks the emotional depth and complexity of the book. The movie is visually stunning, with beautiful cinematography and special effects, but it fails to capture the nuances of the novel's characters and themes.

and give solid performances, but the rest of the cast is forgettable. The movie's pacing is slow at times, and it feels rushed in other parts. Overall, “The Giver” is a decent movie that may appeal to fans of the book, but it falls short of being a great adaptation.


“The Giver” did not receive any major award nominations.

Directed by
Produced by Nikki Silver Neil Koenigsberg
Written by Michael Mitnick
Robert B. Weide
Based on The Giver
by Lois Lowry
Starring , , , , , , , , ,
Music by Marco Beltrami
Cinematography Ross Emery
Edited by Barry Alexander Brown
Walden Media
Distributed by The Weinstein Company
Release date August 11, 2014 (Ziegfeld Theatre) August 15, 2014 (United States)
Running time 97 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $25 million
Box office $67 million

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