Within the close to future, Earth’s sources are virtually exhausted resulting from overpopulation of the planet, in order that the United Nations says that every one nations are obliged to scale back their inhabitants by 5%. Whereas some international locations remove their elders, others introduce particular provisions to restrict households to having one baby, in America the reply is 10-241, higher generally known as “sorting”, an ordinary take a look at which might be given to kids in grades 1-12. Those that go the take a look at go to the following class, those that are executed.
In Austin, Texas, the younger Laina Michaels (Peyton Record) helps a boy named Simon to organize for the take a look at to assist him. When it seems to be unable to know the contents, Laina Simon sells some small lenses that may resolve questions throughout the take a look at. Laina utilizing the cash from it to pay for his mom’s remedy of significantly ailing.
On the way in which to the examination, Simon is hit and loses contact lens. The guards watch with consideration and is prompted to enter the constructing quicker. With out having the help of contact lenses, Simon and fail the examination to be executed. Earlier than the take a look at, nevertheless, Laina relationship a buddy of hers named Kellan (Calum Worthy), whose father is a trainer at their highschool and he usually logs in his father’s account to entry the cameras. Blake Redding (Paul Logan) is Texas Governor and boy meets a woman named Ellie (Lia Marie Johnson).