Saturday, October 9, 2010

Never Let Me Go - Movie Review

Never Let Me Go (R) 103 minutes B-
Longing, hopelessness and Cary Mulligan looking sweet and innocent

Starring Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley, Charlotte Rampling and Sally Hawkins

I didn't read Kazuo Ishiguro's novel (of the same name) from which this film is based, nor did I have any idea what this film was about before I saw it. But the trailer looked intriguing and I heard the novel was terrific.

Tauted as a sort of artsy science fiction film, it's really just a haunting romantic drama laced with longing and unrequited love. It follows three friends, an adolescent love triangle and their deadly fate. Never Let Me Go unfolds slowly, it's not terribly exciting or uplifting, but Cary Mulligan makes it worth watching.

If you're looking for a good cry this is the film for you.

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