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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

2 of Ed Sheeran's songs feature in this movie. Thinking Out Loud and Photograph. See more »

Goofs

When returning from the trip, there's a scene with Lou and Will at a check-in desk in the airport. When flying with a private jet you don't go to any check-in desk, just pass a separate security and ID control, and a private handling takes you to your jet at the apron. See more »

Quotes

Lou Clark: He hates me, every time I speak he looks at me like I'm stupid.
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Connections

References All About My Mother (1999) See more »

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Numb
Written by Max Jury & Dean Josiah
Performed by Max Jury
Courtesy of Marathon Artists Ltd./Kobalt Label Services Ltd.
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I don't like sappy movies, but I really liked this sappy movie. Clarke wins again.
2 July 2016 | by dewittambassadorSee all my reviews

Emelia Clarke's work on Game of Thrones is the only reason I watched this movie in the first place. She is occasionally transcendent in that role, where she must keep her eyebrows restrained, and I wanted to see what would happen if her amazingly mobile brows were set free ... free as her dragons.

There are a lot of solid things about this movie. The story (of a young woman who cares for a quadriplegic young man) is strong, the direction and cinematography good though not exceptional, the screen writing also good-not-exceptional, the supporting cast (especially Janet McTeer and Charles Dance)and leading man (Sam C.) quite good, and the emotional notes it hits, though all predictable and often a bit overwrought (cue swelling, heartwarming music...), ring true enough for an unabashed romance.

So, not really my type of movie. But I am happy to say that I was (almost) completely taken by Clarke's performance. Her character here is nothing like her GoT role, but is in many ways an equally fantasy-based role (but with clumsy shyness and striped leggings instead of fireproof skin and dragons) -- and Clarke manages to pull this character out of romantic fantasy into believability as effectively as she brings to life her role as Mother of Dragons. She has the combination of charisma, physical beauty, character-acting chops, and inner luminosity to pull a fairly nice, 7-of-10 heartwarmer up to a 9-of-10 charmer.


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