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Never Let Me Go (2010)

(R) 103 mins

Plot Summary: As children, Ruth, Kathy and Tommy spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school.  As they grow into young adults, they find that they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other, while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them.

Director: Mark Romanek

Writers: Kazuo Ishiguro (novel), Alex Garland (screenplay)

Stars: Keira KnightleyCarey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield

Serious Jest:  (Worth Watching)  This film takes a different spin on movies like The Island.  Make no mistake, this is a chick flick, but it’s done interestingly enough so that guys will enjoy it, too.  Beware, it’s often dark.  It can also be a conversation starter about various deep topics, like morality, loss, redemption, guilt, love, happiness, sacrifice, acceptance, identity, death, science, ethics, resilience, art, friendship, hope, peace, and the human soul.  To me, its message was, above all else, that we should use the precious little time that we have on Earth to pursue what we love most, and leave behind no regrets.  The movie was heavily dependent on its actors’ performances, and the entire cast was exceptional.

About Serious Jest

Film & TV Reviewer by Choice, Attorney at Law, Marine to the Corps (excuse the pun), Nupe Under Pressure, and MC by Nature

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