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The Giver

Released

Aug 15, 2014

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Director

Phillip Noyce

Cast

Brenton Thwaites
Jeff Bridges
Meryl Streep
Alexander SkarsgÄrd
Taylor Swift

Studio

2014 Walden Media / Weinstein Company

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Still shot from the movie: The Giver.

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Synopsis

When Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) is chosen to succeed the "Giver" in his community, he is mentored for the job by the present man of wisdom (Jeff Bridges). From the elder the teen receives some startling secrets about the utopian society in which they live.

Content Details

Why Is The Giver Rated PG-13?

The Giver is rated PG-13 for a mature thematic image and some sci-fi action/violence.

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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.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
PG Violence.
AB PG Not Recommended for Young Children.
MB PG Not Recommended For Young Children.
ON PG Mature Theme.
QC G Not Recommended for Young Children.
NB
NS
NL
PE
PG

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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