Saturday, September 23, 2017

"Pay It Forward": recent project by Jon Bon Jovi recalls the 2000 movie

CNN on Saturday morning ran a story about Jon Bon Jovi’s soul kitchen in Philadelphia with a “pay it forward” option for diners, and sweat equity for the needy.  It sounds like a worth project for someone with the social initiative to set it up, CNN story here.

That reminds me of the 2000 film “Pay It Forward”, from Warner Brothers, directed by Mimi Leder, based on the novel by Catherine Ryan-Hide.

A social studies teacher Eugene Sisomert played by Kevin Spacey comes up with the idea to challenge his students, especially Trevor McKinney (Trevor Joel Osment) to do something to make the world better. Specifically the plan should really help people with things they can’t do for themselves, but that requires them to extend cooperation with others.

The first beneficiaries include an alcoholic mother (Helen Hunt) and a drug addict (James Cavaziel).

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