Love Letter to Never Let Me Go
Updated: Mar 25
My opinion of this heart-wrenching film and why you should watch it.
I recently watched a film called Never Let Me Go. It is a slow-burn movie about Kathy (Carey Mulligan), Tommy (Andrew Garfield), and Ruth (Keira Knightley). The movie is divided into three parts, each describing different stages of their lives. It is explained in the movie that kids at the school are clones with the sole purpose of donating their organs when they are young adults. While some clones die until their fourth donation, some die on their first. The film explores how fragile the reality we live in can be and how easily it can slip away.
Ruth, Kathy, and Tommy at the beach. (Enlight Films)
The cinematography of the movie was visually pleasing. It included beautifully shot locations in England. The muted color pattern and dull lighting was perfectly tied with the melancholic story. The idea of clones used as organ donors is captivating to me because it makes me think about its morals. I liked the characters in this movie because there was development and reasons for their actions.
Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy. (SBS Movies)
The acting was emotional throughout the whole film. The movie made me wonder if this could one day become a reality. It made me see the selfishness of humans and how badly our choices can affect others. Never Let Me Go might be a little too slow-paced for some viewers, but I still recommend this movie because it made me see life as something that I should value more since it could be over before I know it.
Never Let Me Go movie poster. (IMP Awards)