His first good deed is to let a homeless man named Jerry live in his garage, and Jerry pays the favor forward by doing car repairs for Trevor's mother. After her date with Eugene, Arlene paid Jerry's favor forward by forgiving her own mother, Grace , for her mistakes in raising Arlene, and Grace, who is homeless, helps a gang member escape from the police. Trevor's efforts to make good on his idea bring a revolution not only in the lives of himself, his mother and his physically and emotionally scarred teacher, but in those of an ever-widening circle of people completely unknown to him. She eventually hit upon the idea to start with the reporter and trace the events backwards. You can also download movie, subtitles to your pc to watch movies offline. While the impact of his performance was not as great as it was in Sixth Sense, I think we can attribute that to higher expectations. Although Trevor believes his attempts have failed once Jerry relapses into drug use, Jerry eventually pays it forward by saving a woman who was about to kill herself on a bridge.
The initial recipients of the boy are a drug addict, his badly scarred school teacher, and a classmate who is constantly bullied by his peers. Sadly, he fails to successfully help even one person, despite pouring every effort into the project. I highly recommend this movie for your viewing enjoyment and dare you not to be touched by it's impact. Dixon struggled with the adaptation of the book in part because of voices within it. As Trevor's Mother, Arlene, she makes Erin Brockovich look like a socialite.
The idea itself is wonderful but as a film, it rides on the fact that all of the major characters go through significant personal changes. On November 19, 1999, it was announced that Osment had been cast as Trevor McKinney. Trevor's efforts to make good on his idea bring a revolution not only in the lives of himself, his mother and his physically and emotionally scarred teacher, but in those of an ever-widening circle of people completely unknown to him. She is Arlene's mother and Trevor's grandmother. Those three are then encouraged to pay it forward by helping three other people, instead of trying to return the favor.
My son loved it as much as I do. Copyright © 2017 Disclaimer: This site does not store any files on its server. Trevor conjures the notion of paying a favor not back, but forward—repaying good deeds not with payback, but with new good deeds done to three new people. He has his classroom and his tidy little home and his love of learning. All contents are provided by non-affiliated third parties. Where he goes, people repent and recover the best parts of themselves. One for my home library, and one for a gift for one my my friends at my work.
Specifically, the reporter, the central character in the film, does not show up until halfway through the novel. The young boy fears his mother's fate, particularly at his brutal, alcoholic father's hands. One of his students, Trevor, plans a charitable program based on the networking of good deeds. This also appears to fail until Trevor and Arlene argue about her love for Ricky, her alcoholic ex-husband, and she slaps him in a fit of anger. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ignored, she tries to recover in her present. The assignment: think of something to change the world and put it into action.
Trevor's efforts appear to fail when Jerry relapses into drug addiction, but Jerry pays his debt forward later by talking to a suicidal woman, who is about to jump off a bridge. I believed in them and cared for them. The role was offered to , but he turned it down. At the same time, he is a man who is self-conscious about a disfiguring facial burn, to the point where he has settled for a life with little social interaction at all. However, it needs to be a major favor that the recipient cannot complete themselves. He is significantly changed from the novel, where he was an African-American man named Reuben St.
And I was glad that my son cried at the end if he didn't, I would be worried about his sensitivity as a person! As a teenager, he suffered abuse from his father including lighting him on fire and still has burns visible on his face and torso. His social studies teacher Eugene Simonet gives the class an assignment to devise and put into action a plan that will change the world for the better. In this way, Trevor hopes that the idea, and its good acts, will spread and grow. His interest stimulated, Chris sets off to track down the source of the movement. Arlene often allows him to return to the family despite the abuse, however she learns throughout the film to reject him and protect Trevor and herself from violence. Eugene has deep burn marks visible on his neck and face, and he initially resists Arlene's overtures out of insecurity. Product details Genres , Director Starring , , Supporting actors , , , , , , Studio Warner Bros.
She has a past history of abusive relationships, especially with her mostly absent husband Ricky. In a way, Trevor is a modern day messiah. The film was shot from February 14 until April 18, 2000. Net is absolutely legal and contain only links to other sites on the Internet : dailymotion. This is an incredible little film. The soundtrack was generally praised by critics, and is considered to be fitting with the theme of the film.
Sometimes I think we forget that not everyone's life is the life of a status-quo normal person in search of the great American dream. As it is, we get a better movie than we might have, because the performances are so good: Spacey as a vulnerable and wounded man; Hunt as a woman no less wounded in her own way, and Osment, once again proving himself the equal of adult actors in the complexity and depth of his performance. This is a powerful story. Thanks to a class assignment in Social Studies, an 11 year old boy, Trevor Haley Joel Osment devises a plan he feels might effectively change the world around him. The assignment: think of something to change the world and put it into action. Helen Hunt did make a big impression. He initially believes that the movement was not successful, and does not feel much pride towards it, stating that he was acting to improve the world - not to receive recognition.