#Movie Review: The Giver

The Giver


I ordered this movie from Netflix because the trailer had looked interesting. The beginning was okay, part of the middle was exciting, the near end it picked up, but the actual ending (to me) was a disappointment.

However, my husband had no interest in watching the movie and ended up liking it more than I did.

It’s a SciFi movie where society has shifted to people not having feelings. Where they can give one infant medicine and another poison and not know the difference or feel remorse.

The Giver (Jeff Bridges) keeps the society’s memories including colors, emotions, etc. he then ‘gives’ them to the Receiver / Jonas (Brenton Thwaites)


My rating: 2.5/5


I just couldn’t get into this movie and I love SciFi. Just when it would get interesting, it seemed to shift into dullness.

Maybe if there had been bigger revelations or even Jonas fighting for Fiona and maybe taking her with him to the mysterious border (which was another let down).  Even the movie poster makes me think there will be more suspense and action with Fiona and Jonas, but I only saw glimpses of that.

Basically, the movie didn’t meet my expectations.

Have you seen this movie? Did you like it?


Bio Pic 300x400Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and contemporary romance suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

Divorced and disillusioned of love and believing all the love songs and books exaggerated, she put aside her creativity for life. Many years past before characters, from the familiar to the freshly conceived, came to her again, but this time teasing at a new passion, the written word.

Gradually, her real life hero brought love and magic back into existence. During the time when her characters were getting reacquainted, the love of her life was showing her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times others attempt to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with three children.

Andrea believes in the power of change and delighting in each moment. But most fervently, she believes in the magic of love and imagination again.

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