18 yr old Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) is chosen to receive the past memories of his perfect community from the Giver, the community elder (Jeff Bridges) and learns of pain and war and difficult choices.
Nearly 20 years in development, Lois Lowry’s YA classic arrives neutered by familiarity: another dystopia, another Chosen One. There’s life in Jeff Bridges’ hippy “mind” mentor. The drama, however, is as sterile and glassy-eyed as the world it’s trying to escape.
Despite Jeff Bridges solid performance the drama is as sterile and glassy-eyed as the world its trying to escape