The Giver: A Must-See Summer Movie

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Aug. 21 2014, Published 3:18 p.m. ET

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Ready to receive your destiny? With a star-studded cast including Oscar-winners Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, and a breakout performance from Brenton Thwaites, The Giver is one of the year’s most well-received and thought-provoking films.

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The film is set in 2048, where society has homogenized into a bland, lifeless place known as "The Community." There, there film’s protagonist Jonas (Thwaites) embarks on a journey where he learns the harrowing truths about how the place had come to be.

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Directed by Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger), the movie blends breathtaking filmography and deep philosophical concepts with edge-of-your-seat action sequences for a package that will leave you entertained and thinking.


The film is based on Lois Lowry’s novel, which won the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold more than 10 million copies. The Giver is in theaters now.

Have you ever read The Giver? Do you want to see the movie? What is your favorite summer movie so far? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @OKMagazine.


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