The Giver

The Giver (2014)


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The Giver: You have the courage. Let me give you the strength.

Chief Elder: Number 51, Asher. Unruly, careless. Sometimes those most in need of responsibility learn best by being the practitioners of it. Drone Pilot. Thank you for your childhood.
Asher: You can keep it.

Jonas: ...I had learned that knowing what something is is not the same as knowing how something feels.

The Giver: You see, no one in our Community has any memory of the past. Only me. When the Elders need guidance on matters that are beyond their experience, I provide wisdom. That is now your role, to provide guidance in the present using memories of the past.

Jonas: Asher, there's something I have to do that is right, but is sort of against the rules.
Asher: If it's the right thing to do, how can it be against the rules?
Jonas: There are things that I've learned that you don't know, that you can't know, not because it's your fault.

The Giver: Memories are not just about the past. They determine our future. You can change things. You can make things better.

Chief Elder: When people have the freedom to choose, they choose wrong - every single time.

Audio problem: When Jonas first shows Lily how to dance, then caught and asked what he is doing, Lily responds with "Jonas says it's called dancing." The audio is added in in post production. Lily is smiling at Jonas without moving her lips. (00:37:00)

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Trivia: Katie Holmes plays Brenton Thwaites' mother in the film, even though in real life she's only 10 years his senior.

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