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Never Let Me Go (2010)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi  |  15 October 2010 (USA)
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A love triangle develops between three friends who came of age at a mysterious, secluded boarding school and are destined to lead brief lives.

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Storyline

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. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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15 October 2010 (USA)  »

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Nunca me abandones  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$111,734 (USA) (17 September 2010)

Gross:

£1,473,603 (UK) (18 February 2011)
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Trivia

Mark Romanek said that working with child actors was the most challenging part of making the film, since "the first act of the film was going to have to be carried by 12-year-olds." At rehearsals, Romanek had the younger actors watch the older actors practice their scenes so the older actors would have a memory of having played those scenes, while the child actors would get a better idea of how a more skilled actor would play their part. He also had the child actors spend time together playing and talking to create chemistry between them. He took them to the school set and let them play there so they could get a better idea of the layout. See more »

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When Chrissie, Kathy, Rodney, Ruth, and Tommy look inside the travel bureau to see Ruth's possible, the computer monitors are clearly more modern than 1985. See more »

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Title Card: The breakthrough in medical science came in 1952. Doctors could now cure the previously incurable. By 1967, life expectancy passed 100 years.
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The Hailsham School Song can be briefly heard at the very end of the credits. See more »

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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.113 (2010) See more »

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Harbor Lights
Written by Jimmy Kennedy and Will Grosz (as Wilhelm Grosz)
Performed by Guy Lombardo and The Royal Canadians (as His Royal Canadians)
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd
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I can't stop thinking about scenes in this movie!
5 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had read the book and loved it. But this movie isn't for just anyone. I went to the sneak preview last night and there are always people who go to ANY movie because it's free -- those people hated this movie. My rant is it is their responsibility to do a little homework about a movie -- don't just go because it's free! That said...what a beautiful film. The visuals are something you will remember, the acting is superb, the cast (the kids as the young students and the older kids), the horror of "the secret" and then the unveiling of the reason for "hope" they cling to. One of the best reasons to see this movie is that you will need to think about topics you have not ever grappled with before. Your memories and opinions of this movie should be haunting and unforgettable. It is not a happily-ever-after film and is quiet, slow, and deep. The music is wonderful. Think of this as a foreign film and go with that in mind.


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