Never Let Me Go

If you are a fan of dark and tragic British drama then this is a film for you! The film is adapted from the dystopian novel, of the same name by Kazuo Ishiguro (you can hear him talk about the book and read a passage from it at NPR here, and read a great review of the book by Margaret Atwood here).

The movie is sad and disturbing in a very Orwell/Huxley kind of way, but it manages to stop short of distressing, perhaps because of a reserved stoic britishness that pervades the movie,
and the mute acceptance of a morally abhorrent status quo by the protagonists.
The performances are solid, the cinematography is fabulous, and the music by Rachel Portman is beautiful. It was a tear-jerker for me but it could so easily have been so much worse!

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