A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds apart and trapped together by circumstance, the two get off to a rocky start. But the girl becomes determined to prove to the man that life is worth living and as they embark on a series of adventures together, each finds their world changing in ways neither of them could begin to imagine.Wikipedia
Me Before You Reviews
Though it is commendable that a British film has taken a rather pragmatic, matured and non religious stand on euthanasia, it is a shame that the film never delves deeper into the debate or makes a convincing case in its favour. Me Before You gets busy whipping up a tragic tale instead of making a point about the delicate issue.
It’s the premeditated glossed out treatment that really hurts here. Director Thea Sharrock’s helming is not a smoothly coordinated one. The lack of grittiness and honesty in the telling is also a drawback.
Emilia Clarke‘s popularity will ensure that a lot of people will watch Me Before You. If you love her in Game of Thrones, give this latest movie a miss. Me Before You is strictly for fans of romantic films.
The misunderstandings, the love, the heartbreak, the tears, the wedding, concerts, races, mad dash to the airport, the night of somewhat passion, the first kiss, all check out and you are finally left with a voice from beyond, in a letter being read in a sunny bistro in Paris — there is nowhere to hide in cliché central.
The movie has already incited a few complaints about its portrayal of quadriplegics and its glossing over of the touchy subject of state-assisted suicide.But it's a sugar-coated romantic comedy with everything you're looking for in a chick flick/chick lit and not a gritty documentary.