OCT 18, 2010


'Never Let Me Go'

Why: FUCK, this movie is good. In a vaguely dystopian alternative present, a bunch of uncanny little children grow up cloistered in an austere English boarding school called Hailsham. Turns out, they're clones being farmed by the government for their organs (thanks, government!). After graduation, the Hailsham kids are sent out into the world where they're free to eat sandwiches, play soccer, look at porn, and fall in love for a couple of years before they die of not-having-lungs. Never Let Me Go is about the complications that arise from those brief years of freedom. It is gorgeous and sad. (See Movie Times:

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