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Me Before You (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 3 June 2016 (USA)
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A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of.

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Thea Sharrock

Writers:

Jojo Moyes (based on the novel by), Jojo Moyes (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Claflin ... Will Traynor
Vanessa Kirby ... Alicia
Emilia Clarke ... Lou Clark
Eileen Dunwoodie Eileen Dunwoodie ... Café Customer
Pablo Raybould ... Frank
Gabrielle Downey Gabrielle Downey ... Daphne
Henri Charles Henri Charles ... Thomas Clark (as Henri Kirkham)
Samantha Spiro ... Josie Clark
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
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Storyline

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 a car 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. Written by nattattck-11

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Live boldly.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some suggestive material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

3 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Me Before You See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,723,269, 5 June 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$56,245,075

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$208,314,186
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The book Lou is reading at Will's bedside while he's sick is "Sushi for beginners" by Marian Keyes See more »

Goofs

The way Will's hands lie flat with open palms is not correct. Quadriplegic people's fingers are normally curled, not necessarily into tight fists, but certainly closed to an extent. See more »

Quotes

Will Traynor: How did you end up at that cafe?
Lou Clark: Treena made a bet that I couldn't get a job in 24 hours. I proved her wrong.
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Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Thinking Out Loud
Written by Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge
Performed by Ed Sheeran
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.
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Clarke is adorable and the critics get it wrong
3 June 2016 | by whitbyscallyredSee all my reviews

How can so many people get this this movie wrong, especially the critics? The high point of the film is the performance by Emelia Clarke. She is hair-brained, and scatty, completely adorable and wonderful.The camera-work is gorgeous and the soundtrack is second to none.

Lou (Emilia Clarke) gets a job as a carer to a man (William) who is paralyzed more or less from the neck down. A budding friendship/romance develops; and this is 90% a feel good movie.

The criticism of the movie that it depicts a life with profound disability as almost worthless is completely mistaken. The movie depicts William's life as worthwhile and precious. It is William's own judgment that his life cannot go on as it is, and that he would prefer to die.

With regard to this, the movie does tend to downplay the pain and suffering that William experiences. Instead it focuses on the good times and precious moments he spends will Lou. And as already stated, the character of Lou is completely adorable. I am in love.


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