Fans of romance author JoJo Moyes, will be delighted she wrote the screenplay for her best seller, Me Before you.
For those of you who didn’t read the book, the story is of young and quirky Louisa Clark (played by Game of Thrones Queen Emilia Clarke) who 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.
Be sure and bring your tissues – this is a real tearjerker – and pretty funny at times. It touches on several issues that go far deeper than your normal “chick flick”, and the film gets a bit uncomfortable at times, but overall it’s a nice romantic movie perfect for an evening out with the girls.
Me Before You is Rated PG 13
Lisa Erdman is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Her weekly movie reviews appear on Fox 26 KNPN. You can follow her for movie reviews & news @take2review on all social media.