"When people have the freedom to choose, they choose wrong."
I've been irritated, and let it show, since day one by the casting of Brenton Thwaites as Jonas, signaling the filmmaker's intent to age the young character in a bid to cash in on the YA sci-fi fantasy film popularity ala Hunger Games and Twilight, and possibly, Divergent depending on how the movie is actually received when it opens tomorrow. Nothing I've seen here in The Giver trailer changes that, the kiss between Jonas and Fiona (Odeya Rush) doesn't look like a young adolescent move to me. Boo hiss.
The Giver stars Thwaite, Streep, Jeff Bridges as the Giver (the person responsible for holding the painful memories of the society), and Alexander Skarsgård and Katie Holmes as Jonas' parents.
The Giver opens August 15th. Will you choose to see the movie? Before you decide, remember what Meryl says, "When people have the freedom to choose, they usually choose wrong."
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