Director: Mark Romanek
Based on: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Never Let Me Go had the same impact on me similar to Blue Valentine. I would see stills of the film and I thought to myself, wow, this looks great, I should go watch it. The film tells many things that are deeper than what is seems to be on the surface (the love triangle) but although the film itself is sad, it was something that I did not think to look past the surface.
Kathy, Tommy and Ruth are part of the scientific program, having been friends since they were children. Kathy and Tommy always had a connection, but it was Ruth he ended up dating until they were released from their school. The film, in Kathy's point of view, narrates the gist of her life, from finding a person to love, her calling and eventually, the time when she is to complete.
The actors' performances are partly why I think the film didn't have as much impact as it had wanted to. The supporting characters, and younger versions of themselves stood out in the film, but not so much the two other leads. It also had a morality issue that was part of the setting, but the screenplay didn't dive to it as much. Even if it was a film about finding out who their true selves are given that their time is limited, it didn't show and instead faded into the background.