Never Let Me Go was nothing like what I was expecting. I had heard that it was a great, emotional film and it’s obvious that it’s a romance; however, I knew nothing about the deep and haunting plotline. Some say that they were disappointed with the movie as it did not live up to the expectations set by the book, but if that’s the case, the book must be bloody brilliant. The film revolves around the lives of Cathy, Ruth and Tommy, three children who meet each other at Hailsham, a boarding school for children. The film is quite clever in that it is split into three main parts at different points in the characters lives which means that a lot of the irrelevant waffle that you find between parts of films is gone. At the beginning we see Cathy, the narrator, looking back on her life to when the three children were at Hailsham, then it moves on to when the three are moved to ‘The Cottages’ and live there after they’re 18, the third and final part is when the three characters are nearing their thirties but they’ve all gone their separate ways. This is great because we get to see how the characters have progressed throughout their lives and it makes the film a lot more interesting.
Out on DVD now.