Me Before You is a tearjerker yet comforting film

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The 2016 romantic drama film grossed $1.4 million from its Thursday night previews and $7.8 million on its first day.

By: Christia Assa, Managing Editor

The love story of Lou and Will from Me Before You takes you on an adventure of laughter and heartbreak. 

Adapted from the 2012 novel Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, Me Before You was directed by Thea Sharrock in 2016. The movie stars Emilia Clarke who plays Louise Clarke and Sam Claflin who plays Will Traynor. The film was released on June 3, 2016, in the United States and the United Kingdom. Me Before You grossed a total of $208.3 million, against a budget of $20 million. 

Synopsis

Lou, who has an outgoing personality and always has the biggest smile on her face, becomes the caretaker of someone who is the complete opposite. She is hired by his mom in an attempt to brighten the spirit of Will. At first the two butt-heads, but progressively starts to develop feelings for one another. Lou attempts to show Will that there is so much that life can offer to him and how he is not limited by his disability.

Review

If you are into heart-felt movies, Me Before You is the one for you. The phenomenal acting makes you immersed in the characters and the scenes of the movie. The actors fit their characters well and were able to convey the emotions of their characters. Not only that, but the chemistry between Lou and Will was amazing. Although I laughed and smiled so hard many times, I have never cried so hard before this one. Tears rushed down my face and I was unable to stop even after the movie ended. The acting was so powerful that you can feel and understand both characters’ emotions and have a connection with the characters. 

The plot was a classic rom-com, with a bittersweet ending. It was comforting to watch and my heart was warmed throughout the movie. The film sends a beautiful message to the viewers. It teaches to live life to the fullest extent and to appreciate life in general.

Me Before You is available to watch on Youtube, Apple TV+, and Amazon Prime Video.