Cogill reviews 'Never Let Me Go' (R)

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by GARY COGILL

WFAA

Posted on September 23, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 23 at 6:41 PM

"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.

E-mail gcogill@wfaa.com
 

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