#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A youth named Jonas lives in an equalized, literally colorless, but pleasant society with no knowledge of love or pain and such. When he and his best friends Asher and Fiona come of age, they receive their societal roles, with Jonas given the rare position of Receiver (of Memories). Because of this, he meets a mentoring elder Receiver (later called The Giver). They look at memories of the past world, of joy, of pain, and of love. As Jonas receives these memories, he breaks the cardinal rule against sharing them with others, thereby getting in trouble with the watchful Chief Elder. When Jonas discovers that an infant boy named Gabriel will be terminated, his efforts to save the child puts him squarely against his society. Deciding that all must re-learn to see color, to feel pain, and to show and receive love, Jonas becomes public enemy number one.
Plot: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the “real” world.
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Although the cast is good (for the young actors), and excellent for Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, this movie just has no scenario.
The no-emotion dystopia has been covered many times in the literature and movie industry but, here, the story is just too simplistic and gives no satisfaction at all. The subject had a lot more depth in ‘A brave new world’. Heck, even Equilibrium had more content. I got through the 90 minutes of the movie and ended up with the sour feeling that the director skipped from the exposition to the conclusion without developing anything.
Really not worth the time.
I like this genre of film plus with Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, I was expecting more. Bridges and Streep deliver top-shelf performances it’s just there is not enough of them in the film.
There’s a scene where Streep and Bridges get into the conversation of whether free will is worth the hurt and pain that comes with it. It’s 10 minutes of acting every one should watch.
The problem is this scene comes near the end of the movie and it’s not enough to offset the other 100 minutes of complete blandness. There isn’t this sense of dread or tension in the movie at all. There really isn’t any sense of drama or pace to the movie and what results is a movie that feels like a late night documentary.
I’m tempted to blame the young actors on drawing the audience in but that’s completely fair. The film utilizes the voice of the main character – Jonas – as its narrator. While this is a quick way to give the film its voice, it also diffuses all the drama out of the film. We know that the narrator ‘makes it out okay’ since he’s telling the story.
There are so many themes – free will, destiny, joy, war, hope, emotion vs. rationalism – that completely get overlooked because the narrator is trying to get us through the story instead of just inviting us into the story. As a result, there isn’t any tension in the first act to make you care about any of the characters.
When I saw the title I asked myself what we give. When I saw the movie I asked myself what we have given up.
The simple and clear message in the movie is what makes it interesting and good. I saw so many simple things explained in such a profound way. Things such as friendship, family, love, emotions, humanity.
After all this is a great movie that shows what humanity is all about. What emotions are, how we see the world because of them. About what is right or wrong. What we sacrifice to create one Utopia. We see in this movie the good in people, but we also can see the cruelty that we are capable of.
To be completely honest, I saw a little resemblance with another movie. Despite that, It is a movie that I wanted to watch again.
The message is dated
The problem with this movie is that given that right now the world has so much war and disease, “The Elsewhere” isn’t better than what’s inside overall . So the whole premise that breaking out may not be such a good idea! The whole story is a bit nothing. Not having some get together at the end was an anti climax. That’s the problem when a 90s book is made into a movie 20 years later.
Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush are the cute leads although she isn’t that distinctive looking. The ending wasn’t romantic since they didn’t meet up again. Jeff Bridges sounded like Santa mumbling ho ho ho. Meryl’s hair didn’t suit her. Looked a bit like Angelica Huston. Katie Holmes had a sad expression on her face.
The production is quite good with an attractive society and some nice landscapes on the way out.
This movie is for fans of the book who want to see it on screen. Not a must see otherwise.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min)
Genre Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Director Phillip Noyce
Writer Michael Mitnick, Robert B. Weide, Lois Lowry
Actors Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep
Country United States, South Africa, Canada
Awards 3 wins & 6 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT, Hawk V-Lite and V-Plus Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor PostWorks, New York (NY), USA, The Room, New York (NY), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex ARRIRAW (2.8K)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Hawk Scope (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema