Saturday, February 5, 2011

Never Let Me Go - DVD Review

ll 1/2

Starring Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield, Charlotte Rampling and Sally Hawkins.
Directed by Mark Romanek.

My understanding is the book is really good, and maybe the book addresses my main flaw with the film.

It follows three kids who grow to adulthood in an alternate reality where certain kids are groomed to be organ donors. These three know they don't have long to live, as they'll soon be called to make the donations, but they hear that exemptions are granted for donors who fall in love, and they engage in a love triangle.

My one problem, which could have been addressed with a line of dialogue, is why don't they ever try to escape? There's plenty of opportunity, but it never occurs to them. If they were genetically engineered to just be that way, fine. Say so.

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