Never Let Me Go vs. Atonement

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This is hard... THE CHOICE IS HARD, nothing else. Well...

I think Never Let Me Go is a very, very good, overlooked film, but Atonement is quite a bit ahead of it.

Never Let Me Go squeaks by. Both are movies I expected to dislike...but ended up enjoying thoroughly.

Both of these films are and should be played as absolute tragedies, but Never Let Me Go is so detached and emotionless that even that pivotal screaming scene at the end seems ridiculous. For me, Atonement nails the feeling of trying to fix something that is irreparably broken. Both are pretty but there's nothing in Never Let Me Go that is as spectacular as the beach sequence in Atonement.