Movie: Me Before You
Starring: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin
Rating: Two thumbs up
Wow, but I've heard a lot about this movie. Go see it! Don't go see it! It's awesome! It's crap! Yeah, it's one of those that one needs to go and decide for themselves!
We read the book for book club just recently. I liked it fine. It was good. It was sad. It made a person think. I figured the movie would be very similar.
And yes it was. It was good. It was sad... and makes a person think. Mostly about how you are living your life and do you take things for granted? Are you thankful for every day that you have? Do you love the people around you with all your heart?
The movie followed the book through the story of Lou who gets a job taking care of Will, who is a quadriplegic. Will is bitter. He's in pain. He's sad. He wants to kill himself. Lou cheers him up, he starts smiling, they end up falling love. But.. he still wants to kill himself.
Everyone hates this aspect of the movie and book. It's terrible and tragic and sad. But it I love that it ends with the message that we should all go and live our lives BOLDLY! This.. .THIS is the message of the book and movie... not that disabled people have no lives and can't go live boldly. It's a message for all of us to rethink our moaning and groaning and get busy living.
And I really like this message.
And I really want to know... what do you think it means to live life boldly? And how will we know if we are doing it?
These two did a fabulous job with the acting. I loved them in these roles. Also, I loved the music. Yep. It was awesome.
Here's the trailer if you've somehow missed it: