in_excelsis_dea (in_excelsis_dea) wrote,
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Movie: Never Let Me Go

I'm back in Germany after two and a half weeks in the states and a lot went on, and I'm going to write all about that later. This post is only to pimp out a movie.

On the plain I watched Never Let Me Go, for two reasons: 1) the description sounded somewhat interesting ("a young woman reunited with old school friends reminisces about her school days and a terrible secret" or something like that) and 2) there were only two hours left to go on the flight and I was bored.

Let me say that American Airlines LIED about the description, because while I suppose it's a very vague (and misleading) description, it really does not do the movie justice. At all.

I guessed the plot twist (well, the main one, there's a bit of one at the end) right away, but the movie never really tries to hide it. I will say that it's quite reminiscent of The Island with Ewan MacGregor and Scarlett Johannsen, which came out in 2005 and is another great movie. Never Let Me Go has a similar basis, but I would really call it quite opposite of The Island. This movie does not cater to car chases or action and lots of *shocking* drama; instead it is introspective and, well, calm.

Oh, and Kiera Knightley is in the movie, which I thought it was her, but then decided it couldn't be, but then it turned out (when I Googled the movie because I couldn't remember the name...) she was. And the main actress is supposedly a newcomer who does a great job. And the male lead is also a new comer who does a great job.

The score is lovely as well and really fits with the movie.

It also turns out that the movie is based off the book of the same name by Kazuo Ishugiro, and he is a familiar name, though he wasn't on my reading list. Yet.


Anyways, this movie was a limited release in the states, and still hasn't been released in Britian (where it was made...), so seeing it in theaters might be a challenge, and who knows when it will be out on DVD. However, there are torrents around, so I guess there is a DVD somewhere...

Regardless of how you come to see the movie, I really suggest you do.
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