Pay It Forward

Imagine You give someone a significant service and ask this person to thank is not You and three other people who, in turn, will thank three more, and so forth, spreading warmth and kindness in the world. How effective can be such a heart idea? Sixth-grader Trevor McKinney decided to check it out, starting a chain of kindness.

  • Mimi Leder

Release Date: 2000-10-20
IMDb icon 7.2/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $40,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $55,707,411
Robinetta Durning
12 April 2010 | 09:12

The movie left a strange impression. Liked the idea, but how it is embodied, not much. I somehow represented a fairly fast-paced plot, you know, something like... on the duration of the film people around the world make each other something good and everywhere: in India, China, Britain, France... And then somehow at this micro-level a bit as not impressed. Still very angry about these the boys in the movie not punished.

What we liked it's spacey monologue about how he got his scars. These stories touch the contrast between the ideal family life and how is it happens. And, of course, I want to mention a unique play of Osment, hot which I love for the films "the Sixth sense" and"Artificial intelligence". The end is not like: a lot of pathos, little sense. But still a remote idea that the boy 13 years life has changed the lives of people, to me came. And her thank you. Have something to think about.

In General, put the film hard

6 from 10

Daniela Pulchi
12 September 2013 | 11:08

When all sorry hands. When nothing it seems that anything you do not have made no sense, and thoughts are stupid and not viable. It's time to decide. What to do? Give up to obey the system and usual other way of life that you persistently impose. Or still, proudly vzdornov chin to continue his journey. Not matter what. Believing in your business, your idea, yourself. Persistently, and perhaps silly, but sticking without losing yourself.

Which leads to choose the second way? Stupid uperstvo? The reluctance to give? Confidence that you know better? The belief that you really can change the world. Most importantly — to start. And why not?!

Perhaps the most memorable to me an episode for which I would still times reviewed the film — this episode, when Trevor decides — help or no, stay true to yourself, despite the danger of the situation or reject on half way, when it's really hard.

As in Polyanna here a small child with a bit unusual view of the world makes adults "recover", showing them an example of what to be different, to have another look at world — this is normal and correctly. As there was and the real values are eternal and can understand them all. And again — the unusual situation that is different from that was to this. Again — control of himself — modified or go my dear friend. Again the frightening unknown. And in this — a little stubborn boy who believes. Who knows what changes — not only the unknown. What changes can bring the much desired happiness. Most importantly — solved. And step front.

And of course — knowing you one in the world. What you can't just lock yourself in the shell of their problems, forgetting about that near the same as you. 

Just — again — you yourself, decide.

Weird, crazy, nasty, hard — that stops us.

The film is about whether ordinary people to do important things, or their fate — accept the fate. Again — all professional — it's fear. The fear of change.

All the world is interconnected, all connected. So or otherwise.

Suddenly fuss question — what would happen if he refused so to do. Which in this case would be his life — the life of a man who refused in he believed.

I, for some reason, it seems that she was empty.

10 of 10

Ashly Vyner
22 May 2017 | 01:55

The film is based on the novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde, "Pay it forward" (1999). The idea of the book that lay in the heart of the film, also produced a real movement — Foundation "pay it forward".

Imagine. You have someone a significant service and ask this person not to say thank you and three other people who, in turn, will thank still three next global scale by spreading kindness and warmth. How effective can be such a heart idea? Sixth-grader Trevor McKinney decided to check, starting the chain of kindness.

The action invented by the boy is very effective and does not require super efforts for its implementation, just need the desire to help people who need it. I think it's weird that the Fund "pay of the next" not is popular in wide circles of the population. In Russia, the movement acquired the name "Pay it forward!". Using technologies of network marketing, total strangers selflessly help each other.

As for the film, I will say that it I liked it. Beautiful and heart-warming story of ordinary people trying to make the world a better using a good. Great acting, stories which empathize, wonderful music and certainly story right where you want to believe and become one of chain links of kindness.

8.5 out of 10

How much has Pay It Forward made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $55,707,411.
How much did it cost to make Pay It Forward?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $40,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Pay It Forward?
This tv-show was directed by Mimi Leder.
What is the genre of Pay It Forward?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama.
Who starred in Pay It Forward?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment, Jay Mohr, Jim Caviezel.
What is Pay It Forward IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.2.
When was Pay It Forward released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2000-10-20.