April 12, 2011 in movies
Every so often, a film comes out with such diverse release dates around the world that it’s on DVD in some countries before it’s on the big screen in others. Never Let Me Go falls into this category – so apologies to my American and British readers for the delayed review!
Adapted from the novel of the same name, Never Let Me Go boats a stellar British cast including Oscar nominees Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley.
Set in an alternative reality, Kathy H. (Mulligan), Ruth (Knightley) and Tommy (Andrew Garfield) all attended the same private boarding school as children. They become caught in a love triangle, while at the same time trying to deal with their destiny. (I don’t want to ruin it for you so if you want to know what their destiny is, go see it!)
I haven’t read the book but I would like to now that I have seen the film. It’s such a touching and emotive story that I think it would be even more compelling in written form. That being said, I thought the film was very well made and while it would probably technically fall into the genre of science fiction, I view it more as a love story. Don’t forget your tissues!
Never Let Me Go is currently in cinemas in Australia and on DVD in the US.