Without a doubt, “Pay Another” is an undeniable source of inspiration for both children and adults. This film makes you believe that nothing is impossible and even the most improbable idea can come true if you want to do something good for the world. The screenplay was based on Catherine Ryan Hyde’s novel Pay it Forward (1999). The film tells the story of seventh grade student Trevor McKinney, who becomes the organizer of the Pay it Forward movement. Trevor’s idea is very simple: Imagine doing a significant favor for someone and asking that person to thank not you, but any three people, who in turn thank three others, and so on, spreading kindness around the world. How effective such a heartfelt idea can be, the film tells us.
Kevin Spacey, Haley Joel Osment, Helen Hunt
Director: Mimi Leder
Initial release: 20 October 2000 (USA)
Adapted from: Pay It Forward
Box office: $55.7 million
Produced by: Peter Abrams; Robert L. Levy; Steven Reuther
Production companies: Bel-Air Entertainment; Tapestry Films; Pathé
Rotten Tomatoes – 39%
Metacritic – 40%
IMDb – 7.2/10
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