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Science Fiction - Never Let Me Go

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Never Let Me Go
Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley
Directed by Mark Romanek
Fox Home Entertainment 2011
103 minutes

Never Let Me Go is perhaps too subdued and static for its own good. This said, if you like moody movies or thought provoking speculative fiction SF and dystopian fiction this adaptation of When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro is certainly going to please. You do have to be in the right frame of mind to enjoy this DVD.

Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy are at a British orphanage. You know there is something a little off about this place when the kids get to buy stuff even too crappy for a Salvation Army store with tokens they have accumulated. One of their teachers reveals what this school is for and why the kids are considered special: they were created to be organ donors.

Kathy is secretly in love with Tommy but it is Ruth who gets the boy. The trio separates but the movie flashes forward to a point just before two of them make contact again. Kathy is a Carer, one of the people who helps the donors in the process.

One thing that does annoy about this movie is Andrew Garfield s performance through most of the movie makes Tommy come across as slightly mentally defective.

Never Let Me Go is a very good dystopian work of fiction. Its passivity though very appropriate takes away from the movie

Special features for Never Let Me Go DVD and Blu-ray are The Secrets of Never Let Me Go; Mark Romanek's On-Set Photography; Tommy's Art; National Donor Programme & Hailsham Campaign Graphics; Theatrical Trailer.

The National Donor Programme and Hailsham Campaign Graphics feature does add to the movie.

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