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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.

Director:

Thea Sharrock

Writers:

Jojo Moyes (based on the novel by), Jojo Moyes (screenplay by)
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6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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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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 (2011), in which both Emilia Clarke (Lou) and Charles Dance (Stephen) star. None of them share a scene together. See more »

Goofs

The way Will's hands lie flat with open palms is not correct. Quadriplegic people's fingers are normally curled, not necessarily into tight fists, but certainly closed to an extent. See more »

Quotes

Will Traynor: How did you end up at that cafe?
Lou Clark: Treena made a bet that I couldn't get a job in 24 hours. I proved her wrong.
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Connections

Featured in Me Before You: Outtakes (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Oboe Concerto in C major, K. 314
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(uncredited)
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A Most Beautiful Love Story
9 September 2016 | by pattypiazzaSee all my reviews

At times I feel that humanity has forgotten, or never really knew, what it is to really love someone. Jojo Moyes obviously isn't one of those people. Love isn't the lust we feel at the beginning of a relationship. It's not the thoughtful vision we compile of what the future could be like or how compatible we are. It's not about how financially successful a prospective partner is. It's certainly not all about sex, although it would be hard to come to this conclusion when the media generally plays strongly to that idea. It's the undeniable, overwhelming pull from our hearts that grows only when we really let ourselves care about someone unselfishly.

Thank you Jojo for playing this out so beautifully. Thank you Emelia and Sam for either knowing this experience or fabulously, convincingly portraying it on screen. This movie is a treat to watch and a glimpse of what it feels like to be a person who lives their life with a moral conscience, an open mind, a respect for beliefs that are different than yours and a desire to see the best in the world.

I feel absolutely cleansed of negativity after watching this and my hope for the world is renewed. A glorious experience!


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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

3 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Me Before You See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,723,269, 5 June 2016

Gross USA:

$56,245,075

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$208,314,186
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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