Never Let Me Go (2010)

“It had never occurred to me that our lives, which had been so closely interwoven, could unravel with such speed. If I’d known, maybe I’d have kept tighter hold of them and not let unseen tides pull us apart.” – Kathy

Number of Times Seen – Twice (27 Nov 2012 and 18 Apr 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Three friends who grew up together in a boarding school try and find meaning in their lives in a world that needs them more than they think.

My Take on it – Intriguing idea that is able to give the viewer so much to ponder for a while afterwards.

The word that these character inhabit is slightly different from ours and that little change makes things so much more challenging for them.

The film does a wonderful job keeping numerous aspects of the story very ambiguous throughot and that enhances the mysterious way that these characters look at their lives over the course of the story.

As things become more clear, the viewer is able to get a better understanding of how things actually work in this place, which in turn, helps the character’s feeling towards things even more poignant.

The sci-fi aspect of the film is very subtle and that also helps make things seem even more believable.

The film’s cast is great with Andrew Garfield, Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightly all giving great performances with their characters who they help bring to life before us.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – “Never Let Me Go” is Carey Mulligan’s favorite novel. She was certain someone would make a film adaptation, and had hoped they could wait until she was old enough to play Kathy. She couldn’t bear the idea of anyone else portraying Kathy, although she acknowledged that she thought other people would be able to do a better performance. She actively campaigned for the role. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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