The Giver (Jeff Bridges, Meryl Steep, Brenton Thwaites) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Phil Svitek, Marisa Serafini, Sara Stretton, and John Comerford discuss The Giver which is a 2014 Drama film based on Lois Lowry’s novel. This film 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. The film stars Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Odeya Rush, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Cameron Monaghan and Emma Tremblay. RESOURCE LINKS: IMDb: Wikipedia Lois Lowry interview: Brenton Thwaites: Odeya Rush interview: Jeff Bridges: Brenton Thwaites interview: Interviews: