Never Let Me Go movie review

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Exactly two weeks ago, I watched the movie Never Let Me Go, which is a movie about orphans of some sort that are aggregated into a secret program and are reared to grow into adults, at which time, will only donate vital organs. Some pass away after their first donation; some donate four times or more. Never Let Me Go is the most depressing movie I’ve ever seen. The only more depressing thing was a Frontline documentary The Suicide Tourist.

There is terminology used in this movie that is unclear from the very beginning because we don’t normally use these words to represent the meanings implied in the movie. To “complete” means to die, for example. Virtually all of the main characters wanted to find their biological parents.

What really gets to me is why if all of these individuals knew that they were destined to die as part of a program, why didn’t any of them try to run away? They wore tracking bracelets like wrist watches that could probably be easily removed. Also, as adults, they had much freedom to move about the country (Britain), so I don’t understand why they returned back to the facilities. That part was a little unbelievable to me. If you like depressing movies, then this one is for you. I don’t think there was a single bit of comic relief in the entire film.

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