Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

DVD - 2011
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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. Based on the acclaimed novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Publisher: [United States] : 20th Century Fox, [2011]
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jan 13, 2018

Beautifully shot, with a poignant central performance by Carey Mulligan. The details of this eerie world gradually reveal themselves. It's like watching a fruit ripen well past its prime in time-lapse photography. I like Louis Menand's term for the genre: counterfactual historical fiction. Compelling and chilling. Recommended.

JCLSheidaB Jun 30, 2017

Beautiful and melancholy contemplation on love and mortality.

Apr 01, 2017

The theme of the story is not very convincing - a group of people are cloned to provide, down the road, organs to their ailing originals. So we follow these clones from their childhood, raised in an English boarding school, to their adulthood, and to their love lives. The film started slow but, by the end and once you have accepted the theme of the plot, turned out to be a rather touching love story. Worth a watch - but requires patience.

Sep 20, 2016

I didn't like the movie that much. Maybe the sad ending had touched my heart a little but this kind of movie (for me) is a movie that you watch once and you don't remember it again. When I searched about the movie before I watched it someone had written that this movie is the most miserable movie he had ever watched. I thought that he was exaggerating a little bit, but after watching the movie I totally agree with him. I give this movie 2/5. This movie is inappropriate for kids. More for 15 years and older. - @rahmamawlood of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

May 27, 2016

I read the book a while ago, and the story really shook me. The film was beautifully done and very authentic to the book. It was tragic and chilling to watch the story unfold on the screen, and with Rachel Portman's incredible music score it affected me deeply. I recommend it highly; and the book too.

Dec 30, 2015

Novel premise. The story unfolds in an unexpected way. Not your usual Hollywood fare.

nycounsel Oct 02, 2015

Semi sci-fi thoughtful drama about people raised to be organ donors, and how none of us really get the time we'd like.

forbesrachel May 04, 2015

An absolutely beautiful adaptation of the book. Subtle, sad, and full of universal truths. This has a sci-fi context, but is nothing like sci-fi in the approach or tone, it explores the very nature of humanity, life, death, and the soul.

Apr 27, 2015

A haunting and sad sci-fi film which does a good job of adapting from Ishiguro's book. No wonder this is a book club fave!

Feb 28, 2015

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?]

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Apr 02, 2013

Sexual Content: sexual engagement of young adults

Apr 02, 2013

Other: deals with death

Mar 30, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.


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Apr 02, 2013

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