3 1/2 stars
This film, based on Lois Lowry's book, tells the story of a perfect world. Everyone here is happy. When Jonas is 12 years old, he's chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories. He enters into training with an old man called The Giver. 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.
This movie was not good until the middle then it got boring again. It also doesn't help that it's a semi-black and white movie.The acting was good but there was no action to keep me interested, and no comedy to make me laugh, no horror to scare me (which I don't like those anyway), and no drama. I liked Taylor Swift but she was unrecognizable until you see her face. I like Alexander Skarsgard in Battleship and he played his role well in The Giver, but I think Commander Stone Hopper is his best character. Meryl Streep was good at being a very serious person. It makes me wonder how many times did she have to film it before she stopped laughing at herself. Or does not everyone laugh when they are trying to keep a serious face for so long? Not a lot made sense to me but I didn't read the book. Also I'm not sure how close to the book the movie really was.
3 1/2 stars
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