I don't mind coming-of-age movies where the male protagonist believes that their only salvation can be found through women. That's fine. What bugs me is when a coming-of-age movie's writer believes that the protagonist's only salvation can be found through women. It's even more annoying when the women in question are as poorly written as these. Take you're ponderous head out of the ground and take some responsibility for yourself and your actions. Plain and simple.
It's easy to imagine that in a few years time the following conversation will happen in hundreds of homes:
"So did you just go to bed when you came in?"
"Actually no, I turned on the TV and ended up watching this crappy movie."
"What was it?"
"Oh, it was called Penthouse Robbery or Apartment Theft or something."
"I can't remember any of it, but yeah it was actually pretty ok!"
Tower Heist - adequately watchable
Beautiful and tragic; Never Let Me Go is the type of film which creeps up on you and leaves you devastated for hours afterwards. Romanek's take on Kazuo Ishiguro's novel is note perfect - capturing the writer's ability to never force the story, he bravely allows for the impact of the tale be told through the delicate and muted performances of his excellent cast.
Sobering yet essential viewing.