Monday, July 26, 2010

'Never Let Me Go' Poster

Poster for 'Never Let Me Go', based on the novel of the same name by Kazuo Ishiguro, which was a runner up for the Booker Prize in 2005 and named Best Novel of the Decade by Time.

The movie has already gotten excellent comments. David Gritten said on his blog:

It’s disappointing to see various British publications toeing the US line, insisting the new Spider-Man, 26-year-old British actor Andrew Garfield, is “little-known”.

No, he isn’t. Garfield won a Bafta for his terrific portrayal of an ex-con in Boy A. In his first Hollywood film, Lions for Lambs, he lined up alongside Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise and Robert Redford. And in the scorching television drama Red Riding, he justifiably won rave reviews as a cocky young journalist.

It’ll soon be a moot point, anyhow. I was lucky enough to see an early screening of the British-made film Never Let Me Go, in which he’s heartbreaking as a young man with a short life expectancy. He’s as brilliant as his co-stars Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley. By the time Spider-Man 4 arrives in July 2012, no one will be calling him “little-known”.

The Daily Mail said, "Never Let Me Go is the most haunting film about love and death I've ever seen."

Today, over at Gold Derby, Elena Howe asks:

Does Fox Searchlight have another contender on its hands? The studio with the winning Oscar ways — it released 2006’s “Little Miss Sunshine” (four key Oscar nominations, two wins); 2007’s “Juno” (four key noms, one win);  2008’s “Slumdog Millionaire” (10 nominations, eight wins) and 2009’s “Crazy Heart” (three nominations, two wins) — now is positioning “Never Let Me Go” for award season consideration.

The plot is pretty dark -- there's a lot of potential for a very moving story here.

'Never Let Me Go' arrives this fall. Directed by Mark Romanek, the movie stars Keira Knightley, the little known Andrew Garfield, and Carey Mulligan.

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