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Me Before You

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Thea Sharrock

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About the Movie

Young and quirky Louisa "Lou" Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will's cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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58%
  • Reviews Counted: 151
  • Fresh: 87
  • Rotten: 64
  • Average Rating: 5.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Me Before You is a beautifully filmed and well-intentioned weeper marred by an unfortunate performance from one of the leads, and a plot development that leaves us more angry and frustrated than moved in the final act. – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times, Jun 2, 2016

Fresh: It's not perfect - there are times when the pacing is off and the epilogue tries too hard to end things on a positive note - but it's effective and affecting. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Jun 3, 2016

Rotten: I can't recommend this movie to anyone older than high school age. – J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, Jun 2, 2016

Fresh: Clarke's sparkle is similar to when Julia Roberts graced the screen in "Pretty Woman." Get used to her, she'll be around for awhile. – Adam Graham, Detroit News, Jun 3, 2016

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Customer Reviews

Depressing

Although Emilia Clarke shines in her role as Louisa, the way the story handles the meaning of love and life is all wrong. Life isn't about thrills. A life without limbs is still worth living. It's about praising God that you are alive and giving all the love you are able to give, and taking in all the love you can. I went to this movie expecting a sweet love story but instead walked away feeling emotionally broken and disturbed by the message it portrayed.

Could have been SO good!

The cinematography is beautiful, the acting is decent, the subject meaningful, and I was completely drawn in and expected this to be a deep, enriching movie about love and the human condition that I might go back to...until the ending. The ending took something that was headed in a beautiful and true direction and turned it on its head. The movie went from a celebration of life to a celebration of suicide. I felt betrayed when what I expected to be moving, even if tearful, turned into a depressing story that haunted me for all the wrong reasons. I kept thinking of those I have known of in similar circumstances to the character Will Trainer, and who have gone on to have such an amazing impact on the world and to know joy and impart joy to others. Do I take that lightly or assume that was easy for them? - of course not! But I was hoping for some keys in this film, and instead got a character (Will Trainer) who believed the best thing he could do for everyone who loved him was to die and stop being a "burden"...and that the only life worth living was the one that he had lost when he lost his mobility. What a tragic misunderstanding of life and love! How can the author of this novel and makers of this movie live with themselves when they think of handicapped people and their loved ones watching this? It seeks to make beautiful a perspective that is not far from that of the Nazis when they thought that the handicapped should not live because they were in some way imperfect. It offers no hope of life, love and marriage despite this terrible set-back. I was left angry and depressed by this terrible waste of life in the story, and waste of a good beginning to what might have been a meaningful movie.

If you beleive life has any meaning and value, skip this movie!

If you beleive life has any meaning and value, skip this movie! Unbeleivable how this movie tries to glorify suicide. Very sad. :(

Me Before You
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  • $19.99
  • Genre: Romance
  • Released: 2016

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