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Never Let Me Go quietly devastating 

Carey Mulligan's performance anchors this film based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel.

This adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel gathers momentum stealthily, which makes its ultimate emotional heft all the more startling. Kathy (Carey Mulligan) is the odd girl out in a love triangle that includes childhood friends Tommy (Andrew Garfield) and Ruth (Keira Knightley), but the trio is also bound by a shared, pre-ordained destiny---death via systematic organ donation. The movie is set in the recent past, in an alternate universe where medical breakthroughs have led to 100-year lifespans and serious moral questions. Writer Alex Garland and director Mark Romanek leave the answers to the audience, focusing instead on the three leads, whose regret and heartbreak are magnified by the knowledge that they will get no second chances. Anchored by Mulligan’s graceful performance, Never Let Me Go is quietly devastating.

Never Let Me Go
Rated R (MPAA) · 104 min. · 2010
Official Site: www.foxsearchlight.com/neverletmego
Director: Mark Romanek
Writer: Alex Garland and Kazuo Ishiguro
Producer: Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich
Cast: Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Charlotte Rampling, Sally Hawkins, Nathalie Richard, Andrea Riseborough, Ella Purnell, Hannah Sharp and Izzy Meikle-Small

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