Never Let Me Go

DVD - 2010
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Never Let Me Go
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Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy are best friends who grow up together at an English boarding school with a chilling secret. When they learn the shocking truth that they are genetically engineered clones raised to be organ donors, they embrace their fleeting chance to live and love.


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Feb 28, 2015
  • StarGladiator rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A well thought out film, written in a very realistic vein, both the plot and the characters' reaction. Lest anyone think it in the realm of SF, search on the Facebook profile of Elite IVF (organ harvesting firm in Switzerland) - - then search on Elite IVF and the underground organ harvesting market, vis-a-vis ISIS and China. The future is here . . .
[They were indoctrinated to accept their place - - fate ? - - in life, sound familiar?]

Feb 10, 2015

A beautiful film.

Nov 24, 2014
  • kay_g_93 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A fantastic story that raises questions on ethics and love. Knightly, Mulligan and Garfield are great actors, but so are the children that portray their younger selves. Realizing that the movie was based on a novel I think that explains some moments which felt rushed and not fully explained, but otherwise a good watch.

Aug 02, 2014
  • SmileSimplify rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

The main plot was interesting enough, though the premise behind it is depressing, to say the least. The film's pace is plodding. (It'll possibly lull an insomniac to sleep.)

What I found irritating is the characters' acceptance/resignation to their fate... to their designated role in society. Perhaps, in the book they had more depth.. more spirit. In the film, they were timid.

Jun 03, 2014

EXPLOITATION!

Dec 31, 2013
  • velloxal rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Depressing.

Dec 10, 2013
  • JCLHelenH rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Here's a rather depressing film about how horrid people can be to one another. Both in personal relationships and society at large.

Dec 06, 2013
  • miss_moneypenny rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

It's hard to say how I would feel about this if I didn't read and love the book first. Compared to the book, I thought the movie was absolutely awful. The characters were so one-dimensional, and most of the mystery and suspense got sucked right out of the plot.

Aug 21, 2013
  • booklover717 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I've just finished the book and was profoundly moved by it, so wondered how it would transfer to the screen. In my opinion it doesn't.

The book's slowly growing sense of claustrophobia and helplessness as the reader slowly realizes what is in store for these children, and the passive way they accept their fate does not come across in this film. Perhaps in other hands, maybe, but not this one.

My advice is read the book, skip the film.

Aug 19, 2013

Never Let Me Go is an intriguing movie based of the book by Kazuo Ishiguro. I found the story to be very sad even morbid but also very compelling. It’s quite different to anything I’ve ever watched, it’s about these three friends who are tragically born to lead short lives, the love triangle that forms between them and their realization of the haunting reality that awaits them. I think the title Never Let Me Go fits perfectly because in the film especially towards the end you get a sense of desperation and longingness from the characters to be close to each other and to feel alive.

I so badly wanted to like this movie. The trailer had looked interesting, I had heard many great things about the book and it had well-known actors such as Keira Knightly who’s popular for her role in Pride and Prejudice and Pirates of the Caribbean, Carey Mulligan who most recently starred in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby and Andrew Garfield who got great reviews from his performance in The Amazing Spiderman. Despite all that I can’t say I liked the movie, however I don’t regret watching it. The movie was beautifully done and the actors did it stellar job. Although I found it to be to be slow paced and dull at times it kept you intrigued wondering what was going on, what was going to happen next and how it was going to end. I would recommend this movie more for adults or individuals who love a movie that makes you think, reflect and wonder on subjects such as love, life and ethics.

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Aug 02, 2014
  • SmileSimplify rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

SmileSimplify thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

Apr 02, 2013
  • CoastalCruiser rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

CoastalCruiser thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Mar 30, 2011
  • imaginethat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

imaginethat thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Apr 02, 2013
  • CoastalCruiser rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Other: deals with death

Apr 02, 2013
  • CoastalCruiser rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: sexual engagement of young adults

Mar 30, 2011
  • imaginethat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Apr 02, 2013
  • CoastalCruiser rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Rather boring. Sexual sense.

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