but quickly abandons their relationship when Ricky ( Jon Bon Jovi ) returns to her, claiming to have given up drinking. But eventually romance does blossom, and unbeknownst to Trevor his other attempts to help do "pay it forward" yielding a chain reaction of newsworthy proportions. 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. What follows is told by a cast of characters ranging from an old woman alone in her home with a ragged garden she's too weak to care for, to a homeless man destroyed by drugs, to two polite grocery store clerks, to a woman on the Golden. Soundtrack edit The film's soundtrack was composed by Thomas Newman and was released by Varèse Sarabande on October 7, 2000 (around two weeks before the film's release). Jerry: you ever been in the streets? When Arlene attempts to explain to Eugene that she believes Ricky has changed for good, Eugene explains that his father intentionally burned him by knocking him unconscious, then pouring gasoline over him and igniting.
Pay It Forward is a 2000 American romantic drama film based on the novel of the same name by Catherine Ryan Hyde.
It is set in Las Vegas, and it chronicles 12-year-old Trevor McKinney s launch of a goodwill movement known as pay it forward.
Pay It Forward is a novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde, released in 1999 which was adapted into the motion picture Pay It Forward which released theatrically and to DVD in 20002001.
This is an incredible little film.
Thanks to a class assignment in Social Studies, an 11 year old boy, Trevor (Haley Joel Osment) devises a plan he feels might effectively change the world around him.
Eugene, hearing Trevor's words, realizes that he and Arlene should be together. However, it needs to be a major favor that the recipient cannot complete themselves. At school, Trevor's class is introduced to their new social studies teacher,. Written by, jim Beaver Plot Summary, plot Synopsis. He is Trevor's friend who has been bullied his whole life at school. Clair, read it to yourself. See more »"s Arley : I can't reject you, you're too quick for me! His return and her acceptance of it angers Eugene, whose own mother had a habit of taking his abusive, alcoholic father back. 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 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.