Saturday, 21 May 2011

Never Let Me Go (movie review)

A heart-rending, absolutely and painfully harrowing tale of a patiently-waiting, impossible love that is undermined by fate the very moment it appears to overcome obstacles and reach fruition.

The acting is absolutely superb; one cannot help but stand in awe with the performance of Carey Mulligan (Kathy), who expresses profound love in such a sublimely understated way, that is only feasible by a British actress. The tears half-shed, the untold disappointments and the feelings which appeared to be requited, but for some reason, and for so long, so unrequited.



Tommy's howl (Andrew Garfield) is like the epitaph to absurdity. Placing the headstone on the grave of Beckett, Ionesco and Albee—all of them at the same time. The moment when words tragically fail to express the pain of the impossible, of the impossibly and ineffably beautiful.

I do not know whether I want to recommend this movie. That it touched me, I cannot deny. It did touch me, very profoundly so, but it took me a day to recover from it, so watch this at your own risk.



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3 comments:

krystallia said...

"We all complete. Maybe none of us really understand what we've lived through or feel we've had enough time."

krystallia said...

"We all complete. Maybe none of us really understand what we've lived through or feel we've had enough time."

Greek Translator said...

Yep, this was the quote I had been meaning to mention, but had managed to forget.

Thanks for the reminder.