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  • Bullying, Adolescence & Friendship Central Themes in Film “Never Let Me Go”

    This movie, starring Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan revolves around issues of the youth such as bullying, adolescence and the value of friendship.
    by SmartParenting Staff .
  • From the much-celebrated film of the time of the millenials, “The Social Network,” Andrew Garfield stars in another riveting performance in “Never Let Me Go” with Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley.

    Based on the novel by Kzuo Ishiguro, the movie centers on love and betrayal among childhood friends Kathy (Mulligan), Tommy (Garfield) and Ruth (Knightley) are students at Hailsham, a very exclusive, very strange English private school.  As children, the three spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. Tommy is an isolated boy who struggles creatively and is often the target of bullies.  As they grow into young adults, they find that they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other, while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them.

    Garfield’s performance in the film has earned him multiple wins including a Breakthrough Actor Awards in Hollywood Awards, Supporting Actor (runner-up) in the Boston Film Critics Award and Ensemble Performance in Palm Springs Film Fest.

    The film’s message and themes were the factors were the factors that made Garfield take the role of Tommy. The novel’s author, Ishiguro notes of the theme,

    “Young people whose lives are going to be shorter…by doing that we would get a new perspective on something that we barely look at but we know all about which is a fact that we get older and some point we’re gonna go.  One’s backdraft of life and what is and what is not important.”

    “Never Let Me Go” is from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. exclusively  in Ayala Cinemas on March 2. Check out www.sureseats.com for the movie’s schedule.

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