Never Let Me Go - based on a 2005 sci-fi novel and set in an alternate past where human cloning is a reality , the story centers around bosom buddies Ruth, Tommy and Kathy, and charts their friendship over nearly two decades, during which the girls struggle for the affections of Tommy (played by Spidey-to-be Andrew Garfield).
Sounds like a sappy love triangle? It probably would be, except the protagonists are clones who are created and fated to be gradually stripped of their organs shortly after adulthood to prolong the lives of their 'originals' ( a process that the characters euphemistically and ominously refer to as 'completion') .
Proof that sci-fi isn't defined by laser guns or robots. This is one of the few times that my go-to source of movie reviews has let me down. I was anticipating this film months before release, but skipped it after my source slated it.
Maybe it was a poor adaptation of the novel (it is said to be excellent). I'll have to read it to find out, but on its own merits the movie is great (in spite of Keira Knightly), but if you like your sci-fi fast and loud, best look elsewhere.
Treed Murray (aka 'Get Down') - a marketing exec called Murray gets lost on the way to a conference, draws the unwanted attention of a local gang, and climbs up a tree to avoid a beating. The tree-off quickly spirals out of control and Murray realizes that his only chance of escaping with his life is to turn the gang members against each other. Murray, however, is not quite the victim he appears to be...