Never Let Me Go details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Charlotte Rampling, Sally Hawkins, Nathalie Richard, Andrea Riseborough, Ella Purnell, Hannah Sharp, Izzy Meikle-Small|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Booker Prize Adaptations, July - Drama, Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
Never Let Me Go
|Run time:||1 hour 43 minutes|
|Rental release:||25 Jul 2011|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Never Let Me Go sees first rate performances and sober direction, but there's something frustrating about this adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's Booker-winning novel.
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quiet and disturbingBy oolon (5 reviews) from Stirling , 01 Feb 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]I watched this film on a recent long-haul flight, amongst a load of others, some recent, some classics.
This one easily stood out - it's understated, disturbing, thought provoking.
It has many layers, saying as much about the main characters as it does about how the premise of the film affects them.
I'm putting it on my rental list, so I can see it again...
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Strange and sadBy Applewalker (31 reviews) , 07 Feb 2013This film is good, and as it unfolds the truth of the lives of these people is revealed. Understanding it feels tantalizingly 'out of reach' somehow, at least, it did for me, and i kept wondering if i was missing something as i wasn't ever quite sure what exactly was going on. Could have just been having a blonde moment of course...
Stark and beautifulBy Kirkcudbright (24 reviews) , 03 Feb 2013I think this would make most sense if you have already read the book. I liked it! It's very spare and a lot of the book is stripped out, but I think that was a good decision. It's stark and beautiful and deceptively simple, with a definate sense of place. I loved the feeling of claustrophobia, and I don't know how they did that when so much is filmed in open, wild spaces. Made me cry and cry, which is not like me!
Not a heartbreakerBy kev_garnish (1 review) , 02 Feb 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThis was a reasonable film, but the short length didn't really give the viewer much chance to get engrossed in the characters. There is also barely any chemistry given over between Tommy and Kath, so there is no real emotion felt when they finally lose each other. Don't get drawn in by the hope of deep philosophical, ethical or moral points raised. The only real explanation as to why the programme continues is that the world would not accept going back to a time when life-threatening diseases have to be a part of life. This is fair enough. Also Andrew Garfield was a bad choice for the part of Tommy really. That said, it remains watchable but I doubt you'll dwell on it for days afterwards.
Smouldering thought provoking dramaBy cantibemyself (51 reviews) from Northallerton , 28 Jan 2013Slowly, slowly as you go through the film everything builds........will they break free?, will they fall in love?, where is the story taking us?, is there a happy ending?.Part science fiction, part love story, part drama. Beautifully acted both by the adults and children. I loved it, my wife didn't.
Please dont watchBy midlandsman (24 reviews) , 27 Jan 2013Please don't watch this film it will sap your spirit. its just so so sad with no happy ending and with too much of a frustrating question as to why did they not just change things. You will be so sad that you did not turn off before the end.
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