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Never Let Me Go (2010)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi  |  11 February 2011 (UK)
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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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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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Rated R for some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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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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The French title, "Auprès de moi toujours", translates to "Close To Me Always." See more »

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When the girls are listening outside the classroom, the shadow of the camera's matte box is visible on bottom right of the wall as it moves down the hallway. See more »

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yet another GREAT performance
30 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I never read the book. I never HEARD of the book. I never heard of the author. I'd never heard about this movie. Now that I've seen it, I'm wondering just how good this wonderful little Mulligan kid can become. The purpose of the kids' existence is as appalling as the revelations of Nazi atrocities. But, we are sucked in to caring about Kathy, Ruth and Tommy. This is the mark of the truly great movie. Carey again proves that she is the real thing, one of the finest actors of our age. She's too young to be this good. She acts with her face, her words, but mostly through her eyes, which look like they have the wisdom of the ages behind them. Of course, this cannot be, because she's only in her 20's. Add up her entire book of work, and she becomes one of the most bankable stars around.


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