Friday, February 4, 2011
TrustMovies pegged the Mark Romanek/Alex Garland/Kasuo Ishiguro collaboration NEVER LET ME GO as "the best film of the year (so far)." Watching it again this week on DVD (it's on Blu-Ray, as well) only underscores that opinion. Yes, The Social Network is the best of the nominated films, but Never let Me Go is, by leaps and bounds, more unusual, moving and profound. If you follow it carefully (it's a very quiet film), by the finale, you will sit in grieving silence for the human condition and for the inevitable "use" of the less powerful by those who possess the power.
Carey Mulligan (above, left, from An Education), Andrew Garfield (above, right, of The Social Network!) and Keira Knightley (above, center, and further above) -- could hardly be better.
here. Do not let this movie go by unseen. I almost never use the word "classic" to describe a new film because only time has the ability to designate that. But I'll stake my reputation, such as it is, on this film's being discovered and re-discovered down generations. Decades from now, if life as we know it still exists, Never Let Me Go will seem oddly prescient -- for a sci-fi film set in the past. No wonder: It's our history.
You can find the film now for sale or rental at your local DVD outlet (except for Netflix and Redbox, that will get it in a few weeks time).