When taking a beloved book from page to screen, it’s tough to recreate the magic onscreen. Well, the movie version of ‘Me Before You’ is the perfect adaptation of Jojo Moyes’ book. Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin simply are Lou Clark and Will Traynor.
Me Before You is going to be your new favorite romantic movie. The movie will make your laugh, cry and smile from start to finish, thanks to Jojo Moyes’ lovely book and Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin’s stellar performances.
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Me Before You is the film adaptation of Jojo Moyes’ 2012 novel. Lou Clark (Emilia) becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam). Will was once action man, who sought out adventure each and every day. However, he was paralyzed from the chest down after a shocking motorcycle accident.
Lou’s job is essentially just to cheer him up. Lou is bright and shiny, while Will is brooding and dark. Despite a rough start, Will’s hardness begins to fade away with Lou’s help. Together, Lou and Will discover new adventures and experience life in a way they never thought possible.
Lou falls hard for Will, and she believes she can make Will happy. Will, who will never accept his new limitations, thinks he’s keeping Lou from living her best life. But that’s not how Lou sees it.
I’m just telling you now, the ending of Me Before You will make you ugly-cry. Lou and Will’s star-crossed love story will break your heart in half. I didn’t think it was possible to love Lou and Will more, but Emilia and Sam did it. When Emilia smiles, you smile. When she cries, you cry.
Emilia and Sam gave their heart and soul to the roles of Lou and Will. Emilia’s Lou is nothing like Daenerys Targaryen, and the role shows a new side of Emilia’s incredible acting skills. Sam embraces Will’s physical constraints and adds even more layers than were present in Jojo’s book.
Their chemistry is electric, and it’s bound by something more than just sexual tension. Because of their marvelous performances, Emilia and Sam elevate the emotional complexities of their characters even more onscreen. Me Before You works on every single level. Even if you haven’t read the book, you’ll inevitably fall in love with this movie. And you should. It’s that good.
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