Year of release: 2010
Director: Mark Romanek
Writers: Kazuo Ishiguro (novel), Alex Garland (screenplay)
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Kinghtley, etc.
I started watching this movie with fairly low expectations, not knowing much about it, so when the beauty began I was pretty much blown away. It’s not powerful from the very beginning, but it certainly grows in most ways, and becomes increasingly emotional, just better and better. The idea of the story is great! The movie “The Island” (with Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson) is somewhat similar, but seems immensely silly in comparison with “Never Let Me Go” (and not just “in comparison”). The poetry, the uneasy feeling that spreads throughout the story, the viewer’s sympathy in contrast with the coldness and detatchement of the society that simply uses those like the main characters… I cried. And at the end, I felt my heart breaking. Gazing at the horizon – I know that feeling…
Idea + acting
It could have used a bit more polishing around a few rough edges.
Would I see it again? – Yes
My Rating (1 to 10): 9.5
I hope humanity resists THAT level of selfishness…