Never Let Me Go
Directed by: Mark Romanek
Written by: Alex Garland (screenplay), Kazuo Ishiguro (novel)
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley, and Sally Hawkins
Imagine as a child that your head is filled with ideas of life; of the aspirations and dreams of what it is meant to live it. Your eyes light up at the prospect of being a doctor, a teacher, or anything else but a kid. At that age, you’re ready to move on.
It’s not so hard to imagine those notions, because in one way or another we’ve all lived them, and it’s exactly that point that Never Let Me Go wants to hit home. Though it takes place in an alternate reality where some people are raised to donate their organs to others, these are still people in every sense of the word. They are allowed to live life, if on a much smaller time line.