Never Let Me Go: The Movie That Captured a Generation, Based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

follows the life of three friends, from their early school days into young adulthood, when the reality of the world they live

in finally hits them and they’re faced with an impossible choice. The cast includes Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield,

and Carey Mulligan, and the film was directed by Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo). The movie premiered in January

2010 at the Sundance Film Festival before opening in theaters in October 2010. Before we get into what makes

Never Let Me Go so great, I’ll admit that I haven’t read Kazuo Ishiguro’s book. That said, when it comes to

comparing a movie and its source material, there are some things to keep in mind: -Translating a story from one

medium to another is tough work—and you can only do it once. If you compare too closely with your other point of

reference (the book), then you might be blinded by all the changes that have been made for purposes of adaptation.

Instead, if you go into viewing a film without having read its literary counterpart, then you get to experience and judge

for yourself how successfully one translates into another. did just that. The first thing to note about Never Let Me Go