Never Let Me Go (2010)
Much weaker than the book!
I've read the book, so I maybe got an unfairly advantage over those who haven't but watched only the movie, but have I seen the movie first, I probably wouldn't even want to read the book. Because movie went in quite a different direction than the book - in my opinion - changed the characters and the way their relationships were. While watching the movie, I couldn't feel the connection with the characters nor understand their relationships as well as why do people behave like that to them - I was more frustrated by their passivity and submissiveness, which was nowhere to be explained except by their childhood brainwashing and electronic gadgets that kept them constantly under surveillance. But that things do not really explain why they didn't even TRY to change things - that's why the book was so much better, because in the book you get very intimately insight into them, the way they think and function, as well as into the reasoning behind the people's behaviour toward them. I think the movie would be better had it withheld more the knowledge about their origins, and had it been clearer about their personal lives, because in the movie their decisions were quite strange, indifferent, too random and confusing. The moral of the movie is also a bit different, but hasn't anyway quite a strength required because the characterization was so weak.