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Movie review: Never Let Me Go

February 25, 2011


I went to see this movie with some girlfriends last night. I’ve never read the book, but I knew what the story was about. Ruth, Tommy and Cathy are brought up in Hailsham, a seemingly normal boarding school. The children soon find out that their soul purpose in life is to provide organs to patients in need of a transplant. They will continue to give up their organs until they ‘complete.’ The movie follows their lives from childhood through to ‘completion.’

For such a sad and bleak movie it has to be one of the most beautiful movies I’ve ever seen. The locations, clothes, buildings, dialogue are all stunning.



At one point in the movie they travel to north Norfolk in search of Ruth (Keira Knightley’s) clone – the human she was modelled on. Where it was shot looked stunning so I had a quick google search and found out it was shot in Docking and Holkham Beach, just a quick trip up the road really. I’ve never been to either. I really need to see more of Norfolk, I’m clearly missing out.

All the movies I’ve seen this year have been mentally draining. I really need to see something uplifting. I’m thinking Tangled :)

Anyway, this film is stunning and the performances are amazing. I’ve never seen such good child actors. However, it is very sad and depressing. I didn’t find myself balling my eyes out, which has happened on many occasions, but it has made a lasting impression. I’m still pondering on it this morning.

My rating ~ 4.5/5

I’m going away for the weekend. My best friend, who’s wedding I was bridesmaid at last May, is moving to Qatar with her husband. They are having a leaving party this weekend. I think it’s going to be an emotional one.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

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