Last week I watched Never Let Me Go. I've tried to read the book a few times, but always got distracted. It's a really good story, the bits that I've read, and I do plan on finishing it, but the film was on so I thought I'd just give it a go. Oh. My. Goodness. What. A. Film. If you haven't seen it, watch it, watch it, WATCH IT! It is a brilliant piece of British film and such a heartfelt gut wrenching film. If you want to watch a weeper, this is the film for you.
It's set in the 1950's through to the 70's, but it's not quite normal. Not really science fiction either, but you get the sense at the start that things aren't right. If you've ever watched 'The Island' with Ewan Mcgreggor, it's that sort of thing. I don't want to give too much away because it is such a fantastic film. Carry Mulligan is the star of the show, and her performance is amazing. I love her character and she just carry's the role so easily, she is beautiful to watch. Now I don't much like Keira KNightly but I have to say she is brilliant in this. My estimations of her shot up after seeing her play a character with a bit of depth. She still has an annoying mouth but at least her accent fits in with its surroundings. Andrew Garfield. Andrew. Andrew. Andrew. He is a winner! I was blown away by his acting. It's the little things. The slight twitch of his mouth, the slightly vacant expression. He totally bought that character to life and did one heck of a job. He had me weeping from the get go. Maybe because I knew what was going to happen...so I knew what every thing he was doing meant. But my goodness can that boy act. And hes gorgeous! I just want to scoop him up and take him home to meet the parents.
This is a gorgeous film, with beautiful directing and cinematography. A definite must see! If you've seen it or read the book id love to hear what you thought :) Much love