Happy Monday folks! Today’s random movie is DVD 13980: The Giver. Here’s our summary:
The story centers on Jonas, young man who lives in a supposedly ideal world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with the elder, who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all; a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before.
I’ve never seen this movie, but I read the book for class in middle school. As one of the activities in class, we had a secret ballot to assign each of our classmates one of the jobs in the “Utopian” community described in the book. My classmates chose me to be the elder that holds all of the community’s painful memories. I’m still not quite sure what to make of that.