Looking at the number of Oscars Meryl Streep has to her name, you'd be forgiven for thinking this legendary actress can do no wrong. That if she's in a film, then no matter how bad it is, it will have a redeeming feature: Streep's performance. Director Phillip Noyce's new film, <em>The Giver</em>, is proof that even Meryl Streep has her limits. In <em>The Giver</em>, Streep plays the role of Chief Elder, the leader of a post-apocalyptic world that initially sounds like it's been modelled on John Lennon's song,<em>Imagine</em>. There are no countries, only Communities. There is no notion of killing, no greed, and no religion too. People who live in the Communities see things in black and white, which is a not-so-subtle metaphor and a clue that things are going to unravel soon. Also, there's a curfew, which is never fun, and cameras are constantly watching everyone everywhere, which is definitely creepy.