Never Let Me Go has been half-heartedly on my To Read/To Watch list for a while. The premise sounded interesting and I love Carey Mulligan and there was a lot of hype but I still bear a lingering resentment towards the author of The Remains of the Day (not a fan) and I'm not keen on Keira Knightley and there was a lot of hype. I have mixed feelings on hype. Anyway, my mental pros and cons list basically balanced out and I never quite got round to it... until now. One of the joys of Lovefilm is that eventually you have to watch all of the films you are idly interested in - our subscription has expanded my cinematographic landscape a lot. And guess what? I feel as apathetic about the film as I did before I watched it! I was unimpressed. There is a sense of an interesting book behind the film, I wouldn't rule out reading it, but I don't think the film works. It is flat and the characters are insubstantial and unsympathetic and it just feels like it is failing to meet intentions. Meh. That said, it is very beautiful and quietly atmospheric. Norfolk and Clevedon pier are lovely, the muted colour palette is soothing and the clothes are great. All the browns and greens and grey are strangely compelling. Faded student/charity shop chic at its best. And I still love Carey Mulligan.
She is perfect.
Such lovely colours. Such lovely Carey. (What is with Tommy? He is so rubbish. I don't get why either of them were after him. He is so unalluring.)
To give her credit, Keira's hair looked great. Also, lots of interior decorating ideas.
Have you seen it? What did you think? Next on list of my aesthetically pleasing but slightly uninspired looking films - The Edge of Love. Another Keira vehicle interestingly. Not that that is all I've been watching, I watch actually good films sometimes too, but more on that later.