Receiving from "The Giver" may entail accepting more responsibility than a young man can take.
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Rating & Content Info
Why is The Giver rated PG-13? The Giver is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for a mature thematic image and some sci-fi action/violence.
Violence: Soldiers on the battlefield are afraid. They shoot and kill one another (Gun shots and hits are shown, but no blood). Some die. Poachers shoot an elephant for its ivory. The animal’s body is struck with bullets and he stumbles and falls. Real news footage is shown of various world conflicts, protests and disasters. Lethal injections are given to infants, the elderly and the disobedient (these are both discussed and shown). A character is chased by law enforcers, and electrocuted with a weapon. A teen and child are dropped from a height into a turbulent river. Characters struggle to survive against the elements.
Sexual Content: A teen couple holds each other’s hands and kiss on a couple of occasions. Body chances during puberty are alluded to.
Language: None noted.
Alcohol / Drug Use: None noted.
Page last updated May 21, 2016
|Alberta||PG||Not Recommended for Young Children.|
|Manitoba||PG||Not Recommended For Young Children.|
|Quebec||G||Not Recommended for Young Children.|
|Canadian Home Video||PG|
News About "The Giver"
Cast and Crew
The Giver is directed by Phillip Noyce and stars Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, Taylor Swift.
The most recent home video release of The Giver movie is November 25, 2014. Here are some details…Home Video Notes: The Giver
Release Date: 25 November 2014
The Giver releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following extras:
- Jeff Bridges Presents The Original Script Reading Featuring Lloyd Bridges
- Making The Giver: From Page to Screen
- Ordinary Human’ featurette with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder
- Author Lois Lowry on The Giver
- Study Guide
- Press Conference With Filmmakers & Cast