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Katie Holmes: 'The Giver' is a Very Emotional Celebration of Life

Katie Holmes: 'The Giver' is a Very Emotional Celebration of Life

Katie Holmes wakes up for an early morning coffee run on Tuesday morning (August 19) in New York City.

The 35-year-old The Giver actress recently opened up about working on the film.

“I really loved the script, and then I read the book, and I immediately understood why it’s so beloved,” Katie told CBS. “I think these themes are very important, and what I love about the movie is, you know, you really see this extreme society.”

“No war, no pain,” Katie added about a world that has no war and pain. “But then you see Jonas go through having all these memories and these beautiful human moments, and it’s wonderful to see on screen these wonderful life moments. To me, the movie is very emotional when you see it. It’s a celebration of life in many ways because you’re seeing what happens when you take away freedom.”

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53 Responses to “Katie Holmes: 'The Giver' is a Very Emotional Celebration of Life”

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  1. 1
    Just a Comment Says:

    This is the real Katie…

  2. 2
    Bomb Says:

    Wonder if she is depressed. All that hype last week for another box office dud to add to the list.
    Now she is back to her normal grungy self.

  3. 3
    Just a Comment Says:

    The entertainment business is a path of incredible highs and lows. So many things are out of your control whether your movie succeeds or not at the box office. What a difference a week can make.

  4. 4
    Jayne Says:

    Does she have any real friends? You never really see her doing anything fun and social just for kicks.

  5. 5
    Nathan Says:

    The “Miss Meadows” trailer E-Online posted looks great.

  6. 6
    #5 Says:

    Nathan
    didn’t you say someone nominated Katie for the ice bucket challenge? I guess she didn’t accept since there is a time limit.

  7. 7
    Nathan Says:

    To #6

    Rita Ora nominated Katie for the ice bucket challenge.

    Did you watch the “Miss Meadows” trailer posted on E-Online ?

    I’m telling you guys “Miss Meadows” is gonna be Katie’s comeback movie it looks awesome.

  8. 8
    Danelle Says:

    @Nathan:

    As far as female Pulp Fiction satire I think it was done better with Serial Mom – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAcimdt8Po0

    But if the trailer at the link you provided is pretty much the movie it seems more like a Girl Interrupted with all the main characters wrapped into Miss Meadows, which I don’t feel, based off the trailer, that Katie has range enough to cover them all and keep the picture in a Pulp Fiction satirical realm – (re: Hollywood Reporter).

    It depends if this Miss Meadows is suppose to be satire, I didn’t see any comedic timing from Katie Holmes in the trailer, which you would expect from similar films (Serial Mom, Pulp Fiction, Heathers, Seven Psycopaths, etc.).

    Speaking of 7 Psychopaths, I saw it an I think it is the best recent example of films such as what Miss Meadows seems to be marketed as.

    Off the chain characters, twisted humor and a lot of violence all with a sense of life as normal.

    Again, not sensing it in the Miss Meadows trailer.

    We’ll see when more trailers are released, along with the eventual release of the movie in November.

  9. 9
    Madonna Says:

    Is Miss Meadows a limited release ?

  10. 10
    Danelle Says:

    How long did it take for Nicole Kidman’s establish her self as an actress (solid) independent of Tom Cruise (i.e. post divorce)?

    Moulin Rouge (2001), Hours (2002) and Cold Mountain (2003) – all within 2 years of the divorce.

    I am not a major fan of Nicole Kidman, I like some and not others, but she has evident talent and her work speaks for itself.

    Not so much for Katie Holmes post Tom Cruise, over 2 years out.

  11. 11
    shhhh Says:

    @Danelle:
    shhh. Be quiet Danelle!
    You will ruin the narrative of poor little girl who just needs another chance.
    She has only been given more then most ever dream of.
    It’s not her fault. It’s her ex’s fault. It’s the media’s fault for the way they perceive her. It’s the directors and producers fault that they won’t hire her since she was in the a cult. (even though she has the studio owner trying to plug her anyway he can). It surely can’t be her lack of talent or charisma it must be the fault of someone or something else.
    You gotta keep the narrative that although she has been the business for 17 years it’s still just the fault of her stint in the cult that she hasn’t really made a big impression or been a star in her own right.You just wait 2015 will be her year (although they said that after the divorce about 2013 too)

  12. 12
    Nathan Says:

    Thanks for the “Serial Mom” link Danelle i have never seen it before but i gotta say i think Miss Meadows looks like a better more serious version of that movie.

    I have only seen Nicole Kidman in like two movies The Others (2001) and Days of Thunder (1990) so I don’t know that much about her acting but from what i saw I don’t think she is a better actress than Katie holmes.

    Plus I know it’s shallow but Looks are at play here too and Nicole Kidman is pretty but Katie is gorgeous and Katie has way more sex appeal.

  13. 13
    sara Says:

    Jared obviously loves Katie Holmes. What about a thread with Alexander Skarsgard’s take on The Giver. His opinions are so much more educated and informed then Katie “Amazing” Holmes vapid replies. Or what about Jeff Bridges? Again his dialogue about the movie has much more depth than KH presents to us.

  14. 14
    Danelle Says:

    @Nathan:

    ” better more serious version of that movie.” that’s my point.

    The movie was advertised at TIFF as – “Miss Meadows (Katie Holmes) is not everything she seems in this satirical comedy about manners and mores and what happens when moral compasses go helter skelter against the messy magnets of real life. Holmes dons the role of a dainty vigilante,”

    It is also how the few reviews from TIFF (i.e., Hollywood Reporter) have described it – as a ‘satirical comedy’ in the vein of Pulp Fiction (my examples, Serial Mom, Heathers, etc.,),

    If it is a satirical comedy then it is the comedic timing the audience will be looking for as the tone of the film flips back and forth between the violence and normalcy or innocence projected by characters and scenes.

    If it is a drama in the vein of Girl Interrupted the characters emotional flaws are front and for most, which characters need range and depth to pull off a realistic acceptance by the audience. Which all the cast of Girl Interrupted conveyed – the late Brittany Murphy (epic performance), Angelina Jolie, Clea Duvall, and Winona Ryder.

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    Danelle Says:

    @Nathan:

    I saw ‘Others” and I thought Nicole’s performance was brilliant. Her mannerisms perfectly captured the essence of the character (period and class), the emotions (fear, stoicism) and tone of each scene for the movie. Although I sensed the ending earlier on in the film I still thought her performance was chillingly on point.

    I saw her in Golden Compass, Invasion, Stepford Wives, and Bewitched.

    Didn’t care for her acting in Invasion, but liked her in Bewitched and Golden Compass.

    I think Nicole knows her acting strengths and plays to them in her films (porcelain-like beauty, sophisticated manner, and forceful stare) and can even use that understanding to her advantage in comedic roles, similar to Meryl Streep in Devil Wears Prada or Death Becomes Her – Nicole in To Die For.

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    Danelle Says:

    @sara:

    I’m surprised too, since Alexander Skarsgard has more of a following than Katie and better acting creds (as far as reviews).

    Maybe his people don’t pander to blogs so therefore not than many post.

    His acting talents can stand on their own without the regular Starbucks runs captured by the papz.

  17. 17
    @16 Says:

    I don’t think it’s that JJ loves Katie as much as he loves hits.
    If you notice there are very few threads here that have many post anymore.
    Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston and a couple of others get large post count but not many others.
    JJ post what gets hits and comments

  18. 18
    Danelle Says:

    @@16:

    JJ posts on Chris Brown regular goes without comment or limited comments because the violence that happened in his relationship with Rihanna years back, but still he gets posts.

    Halle Berry, very few posts and mostly negative if any, but still JJ posts.

    Doctor Who, which I am a fan of, gets a decent amount of coverage here about a dozen a year, and it only gets a handful (if that) comments.

    There are many more examples so it can’t be primarily hits.

    JJ has his staple hits makers – Angelina, Rihanna, Beyonce, Kardashians, some of the former Disney crowd, Bradley Cooper, Gerard Butler, a few more. But outside of these staples its most PR and filler.

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    Danelle Says:

    @Danelle:

    But I do agree that in Katie’s case its the hits.

    Katie’s career is an enigma – modest talent, insipid personality that is revealed in boring interviews and limited style (there I am being generous).

    I stumbled on this – http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/07/21/deep-tweets-katie-holmes-boring_n_5597162.html – the other day and got a chuckle.

  20. 20
    Buckeye Says:

    @Nathan: Hope you’re right. Is it going to make it to the big screen? I liked it!

  21. 21
    @19 Says:

    That “deep tweets” was posted here before. It’s hysterical.

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    @19 Says:

    Also notice in the first 15 seconds they say “Katie Holmes, of Dawson’s Creek and Tom Cruise marriage fame”. Dead on.

  23. 23
    Nathan Says:

    @Danelle:

    From what I read it sounds like Miss Meadows has both comedy and drama plus Katie gets to tap dance so it sounds like it’s the prefect movie for her she likes to tap dance and she is great at serious dramatic cry on cue type scenes.

    I saw that “Deep Tweets” article and i thought it was kinda mean.

  24. 24
    Buckeye Says:

    @Danelle: Leo sometimes gets in the upper hundreds. Who’s to say Katie can’t continue to grow. U know. Coaching, classes. I see her as determined!

  25. 25
    Nathan Says:

    @Buckeye:

    Hey Meg # 20 Dailymail says Miss Meadows will be released in limited cinemas and on-demand in the US on November 14

    Dailymail link.

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