Pay It Forward (2000)

Pay It Forward (2000)
  • Time: 123 min
  • Genre: Drama
  • Director: Mimi Leder
  • Cast: Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment


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.

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  • “Pay it forward” is a story about young boy Trevor McKinney (Haley Joel Osment)who is trying to adopt to new life. His mother Arlene (Helen Hunt) is always on the move so young Trevor never has enough time to settle in the area. After first day in school Trevor meets his new professor Eugene Simonet (Kevin Spacey)who has his face burned. Soon Trevor and Eugene develop strong friendship and Trevor is trying to replace a father he never had in a character of a man who has a very painful past. Eugene gives Trevor an idea how he can make the world a better place.

    Director Mimi Leder succeeded to make a very beautiful movie about problems in life that every man has. The characters are so realistic that you can almost imagine yourself in some situation of the film. Everyone can learn something from this movie and you can even cry in some of the scenes of the film. If you decide to watch it you won’t regret it and if you already watched it pay attention to some details that you’ve missed.

    I think that casting is really good and that is probably because there are so many interesting names who worked on this project. First of all Kevin Spacey. He can act almost everything and he is brilliant in this role. Watch his every move and you’ll see that he is amazing. Then Helen Hunt. An excellent actress who holds very high place in my book. The last of the main actors is Haley Joel Osment. That kid really knows how to act and there are some parts of the movie were he takes the lead. He isn’t afraid to act with actors like Spacey or Hunt. Angie Dickinson is always good and it is very pleasant surprise to watch James Caviezel and Jon Bon Jovi in their roles. Especially Jon Bon Jovi who is one of my favorite singers and he is a true rock star. Jon, it is always nice to see you in movie like this.

    After everything I said now I want to watch this movie once again. Join me!

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