Never Let Me Go is the haunting film adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel of the same name, providing a story that blends great characters, romance, and elements of sci-fi that create a touching story for so many reasons. Too bad I just can’t mention most of them because any hint in the wrong direction will completely spoil what they effectively portray.
The story follows three individuals throughout their lives, spending a large percentage of the early part of the film at the boarding school they spent their childhoods at. Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy are played by Izzy Meikle-Small, Ella Purnell, and Charlie Rowe respectively during their early ages, and though they hardly have the film cred under their belts that their older counterparts do, they are able to portray the confusion and naiveté of these characters that Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, and Keira Knightley continue on with later in their lives. [Read more...]