DNA Films, Film4, Fox Searchlight Pictures

Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley, Isobel Meikle-Small, Charlie Rowe, Ella Purnell, Charlotte Rampling, Sally Hawkins, Kate Bowes Renna

Based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s acclaimed novel, this sci-fi drama is about thirtysomething Kathy (Carey Mulligan), who reflects on her time spent at Hailsham, an English boarding school, alongside classmates Ruth (Keira Knightley) and Tommy (Andrew Garfield). Born for an unusual reason, the three struggle with their destiny and their love triangle. Charlotte Rampling plays headmistress Miss Emily. This is a very intense story of love and hard circumstances.

I was caught completely by surprise by this film. I had heard nothing about the film or the book and was very pleasantly surprised and very deeply touched. This is at the simplest level a wonderful love story, but much, much more than that. The film raises some ethical questions that cannot be answered. As the trio in this film head for the climax and the goal that they have long reached for, we’re suddenly slapped in the face very hard by reality. This is a film that you should see without preconceived notions. The cinematography is spectacular, the characters are wonderful, the music and soundtrack are exceptional and it’s a perfectly put together film. It’s a dark subject that will take much patience to get into, but it so well worth the wait. Not a thriller or a suspenseful drama, but it will have you on the edge of your seat, and I can promise this will make you think for a long, long time after the movie is over. Very excellent film. I highly recommend it for a cerebral sci-fi dramatic experience.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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