Me Before You

June 25th, 2016


Me Before You

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Release Year: 2016

Rating: 8.1/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Thea Sharrock

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of color. And neither of them knows they're going to change each other for all time.

Writers: Jojo Moyes, Jojo Moyes, Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Sam Claflin, Vanessa Kirby, Emilia Clarke, Eileen Dunwoodie, Pablo Raybould, Gabrielle Downey, Henri Charles, Samantha Spiro, Brendan Coyle, Jenna Coleman, Alan Breck, Matthew Lewis, Muzz Khan, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Sam Claflin - Will Traynor
Vanessa Kirby - Alicia
Emilia Clarke - Lou Clark
Eileen Dunwoodie - Café Customer
Pablo Raybould - Frank
Gabrielle Downey - Daphne
Henri Charles - Thomas Clark (as Henri Kirkham)
Samantha Spiro - Josie Clarke
Brendan Coyle - Bernard Clark
Jenna Coleman - Katrina "Treena" Clark
Alan Breck - Grandad
Matthew Lewis - Patrick
Muzz Khan - Syed
Janet McTeer - Camilla Traynor
Charles Dance - Stephen Traynor


Official Website: Official site

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

Filming Locations: Pembroke Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

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Did You Know?

Janet McTeer plays Jaquetta Woodville in The White Queen (2013), the mother of Elizabeth Woodville, an important character during the Wars of the Roses. Charles Dance plays the father of Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones (2011). Elizabeth Woodville is one of the historical figures, Cersei Lannister is supposed to be based upon. McTeer and Dance are playing a couple in this movie. See more »


User Review


Rating: 10/10

Thea Sharrock's film adaptation of Jojo Moyes's "Me Before You" is one of those hidden gems, which we should all watch rather early than later.

First, the talented British cast is impressive. Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Matthew Lewis, just to name a few, beautifully create an emotional journey, which is more than just a heart-breaking love story. Challenging our life perspectives every step of the way, these actors invite us to live boldly and seize the opportunities passing by.

Louisa Clarke (Emilia Clarke), a naive 26-year old English woman, lives in a peaceful village where nothing seems to be happening. Supporting her whole family financially, Lou has a dull life working hard without ever leaving our native city. When she loses her job at Buttered Bun Cafe, her world is turned upside down. Desperately looking for a new job, she goes to the local job center and is proposed to work for a despicable 30ish-year old quadriplegic man called Will Traynor. His desire not to get help makes him look miserable and frustrated. However, with time, Lou pierces his shell and unveils Will's true colors. She starts showing him how great his life could be. But one revelation changes their relationship forever.

Best known for his roles as Finnick Odair in "The Hunger Games" series, Sam Claflin's portrayal of Will is exquisite. It is almost inconceivable to imagine him not being a part of this movie. The physical and psychological challenge of playing a quadriplegic man, who needs to feel like a man again, elevates the English-born actor to Hollywood's acting A-list. In "Me Before You", Claflin convinces us that words are way more impactful than being good looking. Through his presence on the screen, Claflin inhabits one of the most powerful quotes of Jojo Moyes's original story, "You only get one life. It is actually your duty to live it as fully as possible".

Playing opposite Claflin, Emilia Clarke ("Game of Thrones") shines through with her naivety and authentic, clumsy attitude on the screen. Her unique facial expression, while crying and laughing, makes us fall even more for the quirky, innocent Lou. No one could have ever filled the role better than the Mother of Dragons herself. Emilia Clarke is LOU CLARKE! From her crazy outfits in the movie to her charming personality, Clarke has it all. "Me Before You" will be the catalyst in her career, so let's be ready to see some more of this bumble bee.

On a final note, we should be grateful to Jojo Moyes for questioning us on the reality of assisted suicide and physical disabilities.There are not lots of writers who have been able to make such a statement and shake the status quo when it comes to life and death, but Moyes did it beautifully.

The only thing left to say is: GO WATCH this movie! You will not regret it! It will make laugh, cry, but most importantly push you to embrace life fully!

P.S. Bring with you some tissues! You might need them!


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