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'The Giver': 3 points for parents

POSTED: August 19, 2014 5:00 a.m.
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Brenton Thwaites stars in "The Giver."

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Information for parents about the film "The Giver":

Violence: Images of violent acts including a war scene that is intense in its content. Shooting of individuals and overanxious soldiers shooting people. Shooting elephants for ivory. Government-forced injections. Jonas is hunted down. He is captured by a drone but released.

Death: One person is euthanized and another comes close to having the procedure.

Sensuality: Two scenes of kissing.

Shawn O'Neill is the Family Man Movie Reviewer. His reviews are at


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