Jonas meets his friends Fiona and Asher (Odeya Rush and Cameron Monagahn.) They’re the three best friends that anybody could have!
A few disclaimers before this review: The last time I read the book The Giver was around 1995, so I could be hazy on some details of the original source material. Also, from here on out, this will be ALL SPOILERS.
Opening Scene: The film starts out in black and white. A voice-over from Jonas introduces a society of “true equality.” The community has a sleek, modern, futuristic design, yet all the kids are using the worst bikeshare vehicles we've ever seen.
Jonas is played by Aussie semi-newcomer Brenton Thwaites. I was worried that he would be too hunky and old and turn the movie into a gratuitous teen-heartthrob-make-out-fest, but no. Jonas has a cute, sweet, golden-retriever-vibe and looks like he’s juuust about to grow into some really handsome eyebrows.