Pay It Forward [DVD] [2000]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 13)

Special Features


  • Cast/director film highlights
  • Commentary by director Mimi Leder
  • HBO First Look: The making of Pay It Forward
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Pay It Forward
A young boy stumbles upon a simple way to change the world in this drama. Trevor (Haley Joel Osment) is a bright 11-year-old boy who comes from a troubled home; his mother Arlene (Helen Hunt) is an alcoholic trying to hold down two jobs to support her son, while Trevor's father Jon Bon Jovi) left his family behind some time ago. At school, Trevor's class is introduced to their new social studies teacher, Mr. Simonet (Kevin Spacey), a guarded man with severe facial scars. Simonet gives his class an unusual assignment -- think up a practical way to make the world a better place, and put it into action. Trevor comes up with the notion of Pay It Forward" -- do a needed favor for three different people without being asked, and then ask them to do the same for three others. Trevor starts by letting Jerry (James Caviezal), a junkie living on the streets, stay in his home. Next, he tries to fix Arlene up with Mr. Simonet, since both seem to be lonely and the clean and sober teacher might help Arlene stay away from alcohol. Finally, he tries to rescue one of his schoolmates, who is constantly tormented by bullies. Meanwhile, journalist Chris Chandler (Jay Mohr) finds himself stuck on the road without a car late one night when a man stops and give him the keys to a new car, asking him only to pay the favor forward to someone else; astonished, Chris wants to find out where this philosophy came from. Based on the novel by Catherine Ryan Hide, Pay It Forward also stars Angie Dickinson and Liev Schreiber. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kevin Spacey
    Kevin Spacey - Eugene Simonet
  • Helen Hunt
    Helen Hunt - Arlene McKinney
  • Haley Joel Osment
    Haley Joel Osment - Trevor McKinney
  • Jay Mohr
    Jay Mohr - Chris Chandler
  • James Caviezel
    James Caviezel - Jerry



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews

93%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    fantastic!

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    kat12345
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    one of my all-time favorite movies! An ending you wouldnt expect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Family Movie

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    myohmyome
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    Wonderful movie to watch with the family. At last, a movie with no violence and lots of heartfelt messages.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie!

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    kuuleig
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    One of my favorites with Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt and Haley Joel Osmant. Great movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great movie

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    crt63
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    I own this movie but bought for a friend for Christmas whom has never watched it. He loved it as much as I did. an oldie but a goodie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great family film

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    Byrd8080
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    Glad Best Buy brings back old films this is a great classic from early 2000. Found it at Christmas at Best Buy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    Brooklyn
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    I had heard that it was a good movie so I brought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great family movie

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    mark
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    we purchased this movie as a holiday gift for my wife's family. they loved it. a great, inspirational movie. we wound up purchasing a second copy for another gift

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great movie

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    sophia56
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    great movie! great price! I recommend this movie enjoy

    I would recommend this to a friend



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