Thursday, 30 September 2010

Never Let Me Go


Never judge a book by it's cover or a a film by it's poster, apparently. Of course I knew Never Let Me Go was adapted from a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, so that should have been a warning. It was poster that stayed in my mind though, so I had a vague idea we were going to see a period piece about forbidden love. 

Yes, not so much.

 I did enjoy the film, it is  beautifully shot and Carey Mulligan is an incredible actress, but it left me with the desire to eat a tub of Ben and Jerry's.

Has anyone seen it or read the book? What did you think?

On a side note The Pier Kathy, Tommy are running along in the poster, is my pier! The one with the romantic plaques that I blogged about here. It's so pretty and looks perfect in the film.




7 comments:

  1. Oh, wow, this movie made me so depressed. It was beautiful, absolutely beautiful, but my friends and I came out of it all quiet. We went to see Easy A right afterward just so the night would end on a lighter note :)

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  2. I just read the book a little over a month ago and was totally blown away by it. It is now one of my favourite novels. It's the kind of book that provokes discussion and really makes you think. I'm really excited to watch the movie. It looks like a great adaptation from what I've seen. :)

    Definitely not a period piece, or about forbidden love haha. It's also marketed as a thriller which I don't think it is at all. You should read the book, it is awesome.

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  3. Meredith - I could have done with a funny film, we went for a glass of wine instead.

    Michelle - No it's definitely not a thriller but it is very thought provoking. There just seemed to be no glimmer of hope at the end though. Thanks for the recommendation. I may check out the book.

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  4. I've been of two minds about seeing the movie. On one hand I am intrigued. On the other, I don't want to be sad and I have a feeling that I will be sad afterward. One day I think I will see it. I should maybe try the book though.

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  5. I just read the book and really loved it. I probably won't see the movie though.

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  6. I read the book two years ago, and even though I knew what it was about walking into it, the story captured me. I experienced every emotion while reading that darn book. I admit, I'm a wee bit nervous seeing the movie.

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  7. The film gave me such chills! I read and reviewed the book a while back. the link to it is here : http://keepcalmandbookworm.blogspot.com/2011/07/cloning-it-alone.html if you fancy checking it out!

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