Pay It Forward
is a 2000 movie based on the novel
by Catherine Ryan Hyde, starring Haley Joel Osment
, Helen Hunt, Kevin Spacey
and, in a minor role, Jon Bon Jovi
A boy named Trevor is given an assignment to "think of something to change the world, and put it into action". He thinks of "paying it forward", in which you help three people, and tell each of them to "pay it forward", and help three other people. We see the implementation and results of this plan for kindness through the eyes of the people he pays it forward to.
Though well-regarded, the film's ending is generally disliked.
This film provides examples of: