Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Me Before You 2016

     This film is based on a bestselling book by JoJo Moyes.  Louisa Clark loves working in a small shop that serves tea, sandwiches and desserts.  She doesn’t know the shop is not doing enough business and she will soon be let go.  She doesn't know what she's going to do but she applies to work with the Traynor family.  A motorcycle hit 31 year old Will and he is paralyzed.  He has a physical therapist coming every day to help keep his muscle tone but he needs someone else for the rest of the day.  Lou doesn’t know what to expect but she needs the money.  In the beginning, Will is as uncooperative as he can possibly be.  Lou starts planning trips for them to take with his therapist to get Will out of the house.  The trips start to improve his attitude.
     This is a tearjerker film but you can try to hold it inside?  Lou dresses in very unusual costumes, you really couldn’t call them clothes.  She has a very positive attitude and she tries her best to not let everything get her down.  Supposedly, Will has a sister in the book and there is more trauma experienced by Lou?  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

110 min, Drama directed by Thea Sharrock with Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Vanessa Kirby, Pablo Raybould, Gabrielle Downey, Samantha Spiro, Brendan Coyle, Jenna Coleman, Alan Breck, Matthew Lewis.

Note:  Imdb 7.5 out of 10, 58% critic 74% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic 51 out of 100 with 36 reviews, Amazon 4.5* out of 5* with 2473 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in Pembroke Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK; Sandown Park, Surrey, England, UK; Barcelo Foremtnor Hotel, Puerto de Pollensa, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, Chenies Manor House, Chenies, Buckinghamshire, England, UK.  In the book, Lou gets a tattoo of a bumblebee.  Clark’s first tattoo was a bumblebee on her finger.  Emilia Clark plays Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones.

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