#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Young Trevor McKinney, troubled by his mother’s alcoholism and fears of his abusive but absent father, is caught up by an intriguing assignment from his new social studies teacher, Mr. Simonet. The assignment: think of something to change the world and put it into action. 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. 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.
Plot: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
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Despite the shortcomings – well played and at times inspiring
I remember leaving the cinema, feeling very much let down by the end of “Pay it Forward”. Watching it recently on television I find myself far more forgiving since it’s a movie with a sincere and important message, expressed with conviction. The quasi-religious ending probably will appeal to many, but from an artistic viewpoint, it seems unnecessary and not entirely suited to the tone of the film up to that point.
Kevin Spacey is effective as the suppressed, sensitive teacher, while Helen Hunt is terrific, despite the role being far too close for comfort with her “As Good As It Gets” character. But it’s Hailey Joel Osment’s wonderful portrayal that gives “Pay It Forward” much of its power. He simply is perfect for the part. (Good to see Angie Dickenson, braving it in the role of a homeless alcoholic).
At its best, this is a film which may just do the impossible: inspiring one to good deeds, without expectation of reward or remuneration. That alone is a substantial achievement.
” Knowing the right thing is easy, doing the right thing is a bit harder ”
The world is a pretty awful place if one sees only the bad which is usually all around us. Occasionally when there is a disaster, people from all walks of life, suddenly forget who they are and step forward to help out and for a moment, the world becomes a place where all mankind can share in that one brief pause, called Humanity. This is one such film. It’s called ” Pay it Forward. ” The name strikes an immediate note of confusion at first, until one thinks about it. Too often when someone does a good deed, most of us feel we should try and Pay it back. This is the original concept, except in the film a young student named Trevor McKinney (Haley Joel Osment) designed it so a person who receives a favor, is then told to pay it forwards to three other people. The idea first began as a school assignment given by his teacher Eugene Simonet (Kevin Spacey) and encouraged by the boy’s mother Arlene. (Helen Hunt) It is not that often when such a simple idea can have such a profound effect and reminds the rest of us, that simplicity is the key to our basic nature. With two academy award winners in the forefront of this film, I fail to see how it was not nominated for an award of some magnitude. ****
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 3 min (123 min)
Director Mimi Leder
Writer Catherine Ryan Hyde (book), Leslie Dixon (screenplay)
Actors Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment, Jay Mohr
Awards 1 win & 4 nominations.
Production Company Warner Brothers, Tapestry Films, Bel Air Entertainment
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Camera and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 3,382 m (Sweden), 3,458 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)