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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

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Taglines:

Live boldly.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

3 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yo antes de ti 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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Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Features two songs by Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud" and "Photograph" (with the former not being part of the motion picture soundtrack album), who would later have a cameo appearance in an episode of Game of Thrones, in which both Emilia Clarke (Lou) and Charles Dance (Stephen) star. None of them share a scene together. See more »

Goofs

In a scene in Lou's family's kitchen, her dad talk about finding a "wrench". In England those tools are called "spanners" See more »

Quotes

Lou Clark: What do you usually do?
Will Traynor: I don't do anything Miss. Clarke, I sit and just about exist.
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References Armageddon (1998) See more »

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New Coke
Written by Lars Stalfors, John Famiglietti, Jake Duzsik (as Jacob Duzsik), Jupiter Keyes (as Jupiter Hoover-Keyes) & B.J. Miller (as Benjamin Miller)
Performed by Health
Courtesy of Universal Music Group International/Loma Vista Records
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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It was a pretty cute
1 June 2016 | by jbam_46See all my reviews

Felt very derivative of Intouchables I did however really enjoy the romance that was in this film.

Emilia Clark has the most expressive face I have ever seen on camera.

Watch her eyebrows! That's all I have to say. You could almost watch this entire movie just staring at her eyebrows… I had a hard time not doing that.

I really enjoyed her character. She is a silly, eccentric, perpetually happy girl. With a pretty eclectic sense of style.

Emilia Clarke was perfectly cast for this role.

She ventures far from her intense power house character the Mother of Dragons from Game of Thrones.

At times it was hard to tell if Emilia Clarke the actress is just extremely expressive with her face, or if it was something she was doing for the role… which I suppose speaks to how well she did.

Because I'm thinking she was exaggerating it, therefore she played the part marvellously.

The male lead is Sam Claflin, who you will more than likely recognize but not be able to place. His largest role as of late is the water proficient fighter from the Hunger Games.

I also feel he played the part very well. No complaints, He has a great smile, or smirk, that he does through out, which allows us to empathize with him a little more when he seeming unlikable.

There are a lot of light moments, actually the whole movie has a very light tone to it… it's a serious topic, but with Clarke's character it's hard for anything to be too serious or solemn. There are those sombre moments, which is, I'm sure, why I was given a tissue box at the advance screening.

There were only a few editing aspects I didn't enjoy. There were far too many cuts in certain scenes… Emilia walking up to the mansion for the first time and her conversation on the bench with her boyfriend. They were distracting. This was sprinkled throughout the film to greater or lesser degrees.

I think the film looked pretty, great locations. And a wonderful set, really. The house Claflin's character lives in looks very nice. I loved all the walls that opened when pushed on. Very modern, and expensive I'm sure.

There is a little treat for any Harry Potter fans! Neville Longbottom, all grown up and looking fit, he plays the part of Emilia Clarke's boyfriend. I hope to see him in more roles, maybe even a lead one day.

As for family friendliness, this movie is a G, it is good to go. In the opening scene Claflin is presumably being intimate with his girlfriend, they are obviously naked, but nothing is shown, they are under sheets.

There is no cursing or obscenities in this movie worth mentioning.


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