‘Me before you’ is a film adaptation of the tear-jerking novel from JoJo Moyes. With an unconventional romance, the film offers a chance to pause and reflect on the real value of life. The film alternates between laugh-out-loud humour, romance and emotional drama.
It tells the story of a young, successful banker, Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), who was involved in accident, resulting in life changing injuries. After unsuccessful physiotherapy, Will starts to give up all hope.
Meanwhile, Louisa “Lou” Clark (Emilia Clarke), a young, quirky waitress is now looking for another job to help her family with money. She has applied for numerous jobs with no success, until she becomes Mr Will Traynor’s ‘personal carer and companion’.
With bouts of whit and a very close wardrobe malfunction in her interview, Will’s mother hires Lou to care for him and be a friendly companion. Lou’s cheerful attitude is put to the test as she cares for Will and starts to love him.
Will is facing a serious decision about his condition and Lou is trying her best to get him to make the decision everyone wants. Her sister gives her crazy ideas they can do together to make the most out their time together.
“You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.”
Lou is constantly trying to move Will’s thoughts away from euthanasia, after overhearing a conversation between his mother and father. She takes him to the opera, on exotic holidays, horse racing and he even gets an invite to her birthday dinner.
It is impossible not to fall in love with the characters, yes Will can be arrogant and miserable, but Lou puts up with him and throughout the film we start to see them becoming closer and closer. She starts to show him that life is worth living and we see Will’s cynical view on life change… or so we thought.