David Weaver from Home And Theater writes: Director Mark Romanek's film based off the novel by author Kazuo Ishiguro is not a very uplifting feature, but don't let that deter you. While it may start out with a somewhat optimistic look at the lives of three particular friends (whom we follow from the 1970's up into the 1990's), that optimism slowly turns to bitter realism as they and us begin to understand what the future truly holds for them. The strange sensation I got while watching the film though was one of a celebration of life. Even when things don't go the way we think they should (as life often does) there is always a sense of things turning out OK in the end. Never Let Me Go is an odd film in that it filled me with a deep feeling of melancholy while also impressing upon me that no matter how bleak things can get that we should never give up on our hopes and dreams.