Over the weekend, I got the chance to watch Never Let Me Go on DVD. The story is about three creatures who grew up in a dystopian-esque lifestyle. That's all I can say because I fear that I would ruin a perfectly wonderful story, if anyone actually wants to read it. I was captivated by the story after I read the book last semester. Then, I found out that there was a film made starring Carey Mulligan (who was phenomenal in An Education, by the way), Keira Knightley (who is great in almost every film that I've seen), and Andrew Garfied (who gave an emotional performance in The Social Network which I remember because I rooted for him over that obnoxious douche).
The trailer made the film looked so intense and amazing. For months, I have been waiting to watch it and finally the library finally had the copy available for me.
The truth is, I was disappointed. I have never seen a movie that is better than the book. The movie, despite my wholehearted wishes, was not as good as the book.
I watched it with Mei and she told me that it was pretty confusing.
But, there was one part of the film that I thoroughly enjoyed--the cinematography. It was absolutely phenomenal, breathtaking, really. I had intentions on making some screen caps of my favorite scenes, but there are too many beautiful scenes.
Here are some of the photos I found online.
Despite my disappointment, I still recommend others to watch it. The performances were phenomenal. I thought Andrew Garfield performed extremely well throughout the film. He gave a tremendously brave performance near the end, using such raw emotions that made me teary-eyed.
Just watch it, I think you will enjoy it.
Reprise by Marcelo Zarvos and Peter Vronsky