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The Giver (2014)

The film is based on Lois Lowry's novel about a dystopia so bad that people can't even see in color

NOT GIVEN Fans are upset that some of the main points from the novel have been changed in the film
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NOT GIVEN Fans are upset that some of the main points from the novel have been changed in the film

Details Release Date: Aug 15, 2014; Genre: Drama; With: Jeff Bridges, Alexander Skarsgard and Meryl Streep; Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Director Phillip Noyce knows fans are obsessive about The Giver, Lois Lowry's 1993 novel about a dystopia where people see in black and white and only the Giver (Jeff Bridges) is aware of human history. Noyce has already gotten heat for aging the Giver's protégé, Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), from 12 to 16. When the first trailer hit last month, devotees cringed at the full-color scenes, the fighter planes, and the imagery that wasn't in Lowry's book. ''Any adaptation involves change,'' says Noyce, noting that Lowry signed off on all tweaks. Adds Bridges: ''The spirit of the story is there.''
Originally posted Apr 09, 2014
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1. $73.0 1 $73.0 B+
2. $16.5 3 $209.0 D+
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* in millions