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Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield in "Never Let Me Go"
"Never Let Me Go"
Who: Directed by Mark Romanek, starring Kiera Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, and Sally Hawkins, based on the acclaimed novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.
What: As children, Ruth, Kathy and Tommy, spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. As they grow into young adults, they find that they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other, while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them.
Why: Ishiguro, the same novelist who wrote "Remains Of The Day," is a brilliant writer with a very particular sensibility, and Mark Romanek's "One Hour Photo" suggests that he might be the right guy for the job. Andrew Garfield is having a very good year between this, the "Red Riding" trilogy, and his being hired to play "Spider-Man," and he gets to work with an amazing cast here. Mulligan took this job fresh off her Oscar-nominated turn in "An Education" last year, and the film's "secret" should give them all some emotionally devastating ground to cover.
[Opening in limited release on Sept. 15]
- Drew McWeeny