Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep Star In The Summer’s Most Thought-Provoking Film, The Giver

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Aug. 21 2014, Published 9:57 a.m. ET

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With a star-studded cast including Oscar-winners Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, and a breakout performance from Brenton Thwaites, The Giver is one of the year’s most well-received and thought-provoking films.

The film is set in 2048, where society has homogenized into a bland, lifeless place known as “The Community.” There, there film’s protagonist Jonas (Thwaites) embarks on a journey where he learns the harrowing truths about how the place had come to be.

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Directed by Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger), the movie blends breathtaking filmography and deep philosophical concepts with edge-of-your-seat action sequences for a package that will leave you entertained and thinking.

The film is based on Lois Lowry’s novel, which won the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold more than 10 million copies.

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