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Pay It Forward (2000)

Director:
Mimi Leder
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama/Romance
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Pay It Forward
RUNNING TIME
123 minutes
Producer:
Peter Abrams
Robert L. Levy
Steven Reuther
Screenwriter (based on a book by Catherine Ryan Hyde):
Leslie Dixon


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Eugene Simonet Kevin Spacey
Arlene McKinney Helen Hunt
Trevor McKinney Haley Joel Osment
Chris Chandler Jay Mohr
Jerry James Caveziel
Ricky McKinney Jon Bon Jovi
Grace Angie Dickinson

 

Review

Mimi Leder's Pay It Forward has got the biggest heart and the most noble intentions. Or so it would want us think. The premise and performances are good, and the film has its moments of genuineness and spontaneity but as a whole the film carries too much message in too many situations. It's as if every character is doing soul-searching whenever the camera is on them. Kevin Spacey's performance is good, and both Osment and Hunt have fine moments.

Copyright 12.1.2005 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang [HAVE YOUR SAY]