Pay It Forward
Directed by Mimi Leder
Starring Haley Joel Osment, Helen Hunt, Kevin Spacey

"…If someone did you a favour -- something big, something you couldn't do on your own -- and instead of paying it back, you paid it forward to three people…"

…And so, asserts eleven-year-
old Trevor (Haley Joel Osment, the "I see dead people" kid from Sixth Sense) in Pay it Forward, we can all work to change the world around us.

For a movie that purports to be about the finest potential of the human spirit, Pay it Forward leaves a remarkably bad taste in my mouth.

From the get-go, it manipulates viewers, shoving us none-too-subtly into a corner where the only hope for the survival of decency, morality and respect for others lies in an naive kid witha quivery lower lip who -- sob! -- lives in a chaotic world where adults cannot be depended upon.

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