I want to like the trailer for Never Let Me Go, and undoubtedly — given the talent involved and the source material — I will like the movie. But, like the other movie based on a Kazuo Ishiguro novel, Remains of the Day, it’ll likely be a movie I’ll appreciate more than I will enjoy, and that’s usually the kind of Netflix disc that will sit next to the television for six months before it’s watched. But, man: I do love Carey Mulligan, and this is dramatic Keira Knightley, who can be very good if you can get past the shoulder blades in the love-making scenes (how she hasn’t inadvertently stabbed someone to death is a mystery) and the inverted noondays (just trying out Rusty’s new usage there. I like).
The movie comes from Mark Romanek, director of One Hour Photo, a good movie featuring a great performance from Robin Williams that most liked more than I did. And the book on which it is based was named one of the best 100 contemporary novels by Time. Plus, Andrew Garfield lets out one effectively miserable yawlp.
Check it out.