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If you could only keep one memory, what would it be? That's exactly the question we asked the cast of "The Giver." They had trouble picking only one memory but did it anyway.

In "The Giver," people live in a community without differences, war or suffering, but can a civilization that doesn't have feelings of pain or pleasure live a fulfilling life?

Jeff Bridges: "It's a bit of a cautionary tale, you know. We're in this technological age where everything is getting easier and easier to do, and it's very tempting to try to desensitize ourselves to things that are uncomfortable, try to get rid of suffering in our lives. But this film asks that question, 'What does comfort cost?' and 'Are you willing to pay for that?"'

The community in "The Giver" is willing to give up memories of the past for the feeling of comfort, but the cast of the film isn't.

Cameron Monaghan: "Without the hard memories, the memories of hardship, of pain, of sadness, we have no appreciation of this great memory of ours, you know?"

So we asked them, what's the one memory they wouldn't want to give up?

Cameron Monaghan: "You can't only have one."

Jeff Bridges: "Seeing my kids being born, all three girls. Yeah, I was there, and what an amazing, miraculous experience, unlike anything else I've ever been through."

Cameron Monaghan: "It was one of my very first dates I ever went on. I went ice skating with this girl, and I remember kissing her, and it was like my first very meaningful kiss, and I remember skating away, very, very happily (laughs) and feeling so proud of myself that I just accomplished something."

I bet that's something she won't forget either. For the rest of the cast, the answer's simple.

Brenton Thwaites: "The laughter on set is one of my most, this movie is one of my most precious; the shooting of it is a great memory for me."

Odeya Rush: "Sitting and playing guitar together, like all those times, it was good times."

Brenton Thwaites: "We just had fun shooting this. Long hours, so in between shots we had to keep occupied, so we'd play music and have fun and joke around."

Sounds like memories these guys will hold onto for the rest of their lives.

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