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Never Let Me Go (2010)

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The lives of three friends, from their early school days into young adulthood, when the reality of the world they live in comes knocking.

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Young Kathy (as Isobel Meikle-Small)
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Young Ruth
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Amanda
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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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Rated R for some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 October 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nunca me abandones  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$111,734, 19 September 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,434,652, 16 December 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,455,232, 16 December 2010
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Carey Mulligan had to learn how to drive for the film. She took a two-week intensive course, but failed the driving test. Her scene was shot on a private road, where she was allowed to get behind the wheel. See more »

Goofs

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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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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Crazy Credits

The Hailsham School Song can be briefly heard at the very end of the credits. See more »


Soundtracks

SAILBOATS AND CYPRESSES
Written by Eugene Cines
Published by Marlowlynn Ltd, c/o Universal Publishing Production Music
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wow
15 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

I class myself as a rough and ready kind of guy, drinking and spending time with the lads down the local....leaving any comment on IMDb is something i DON'T do......but let me just say that this film (only watched because i was bored waiting for the football) blew me away. The cast and everything was perfect..... a touching and heart breaking story. This film deserves as much attention as many of the blockbusters that have been and gone.

8 out of 10.....wow

I've been advised that my comments are too short so i must say more. So, as i would like to recommend this film to everyone i will continue. I don't want to mention much about the story as i feel its best watching knowing as little as poss....the characters will shine out and hopefully engross you....its not full of action etc but boy.....it will pack a punch. To be honest, it makes me feel more appreciative of my family and friends and what little time we have we them


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