(Fox Searchlight. 1 hour, 43 minutes. Rated R for some sexuality and nudity. Directed by Mark Romanek.) Carey Mulligan (Kathy), Andrew Garfield (Tommy), Keira Knightley (Ruth), Isobel Meikle-Small (Young Kathy), Charlie Rowe (Young Tommy), Ella Purnell (Young Ruth), Charlotte Rampling (Miss Emily), Sally Hawkins (Miss Lucy). Music by Rachel Portman.
By: Jared Counts, October 07th, 2010 05:00 PMBased on the novel by Remains of the Day scribe Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go tells of an alternate history, wherein all diseases have been cured, and life expectancy has exceeded a century. Kathy (Mulligan), a 20-something "carer," retraces her life and experiences with her two friends Tommy and Ruth (Garfield and Knightley), especially their shared childhood at Hailsham Boarding School. As they mature and discover the truth of their existence, they wrestle with the falsehoods of the past and the terrible fate they are assigned. A haunting, beautifully tragic film.