When Jonas is 18 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
First of all, I hesitated to watch this movie because of the bad reviews from people who saw it. But, I have to say, I’ve been amazingly surprised!! I didn’t read the book but I loved the movie.
I love when Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) discovered his first color, he’s so amazed by it. If I had to see colors for the first time like him, I would choose the exactly same sunset… I think I was as amazed as him ^^
And moreover, when he discovered music for the first time I was really moved: I think that’s one of my favorite moment, I got shivers, thank you Marco Beltrami! I wish I could see this movie again for the first time just to feel the same way again, or I wish to discover music for the first time, just to enjoy the first feeling I woud feel. By the way, a song at the piano would be great!
The only thing I didn’t like is the memory of hunters killing elephants, I despise people who do that just for the tusks.
Anyway, I like when Jonas is with the baby, the moment when he tried to stop him crying, he had so funny faces ^^ Also, I liked when Jonas gave him cute memories like the puppies!
I liked the character of Fiona (Odeya Rush) when she begins to discover the world through Jonas’ eyes, and also when she helps him at the Nurturing Center.
Despite all the comments you can hear or read, I really recommand this movie because its beautiful but its also makes us think about “life”. Is it better to live in a world without emotions? Our past built us, I think it’s important to keep it, to remember the mistakes and the good things too.