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Exclusive: Watch Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges Face Off in The Giver

The Giver (Bridges) tries — and fails — to appease the Chief Elder (Streep) in a new clip

You don’t want to make Meryl Streep angry — not when she’s the playing the seemingly benevolent Chief Elder of a community that’s not-so-utopian behind closed doors.

But that’s exactly what the titular character in The Giver, played by Jeff Bridges, does when his protege Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) starts sharing secret repressed memories of civilization with his blissfully ignorant friends.

Catch the scene in the YA classic’s film adaptation when it hits theaters this Friday.

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