"Never Let Me Go" stars Carey Mulligan in a film that is so slow, so odd, and so well-acted it remains a bit of a mystery.
Yes, it's beautifully photographed — and painfully tragic.
It tells the story a group of children growing up together in an isolated Stepford-like home. The future of each child in this controlled environment is pre-determined, and it's a sad, morose existence.
"Never Let Me Go" co-stars a hollow-eyed Keira Knightley. When you figure out where this tragedy is headed, you'll either embrace its rainy-day premise or run for the exit.
"Never Let Me Go" is rated R. It's technically superb, but I felt disconnected. And by the end of this tear-jerker, I just didn't care.