By: Nazia Adnin
After watching “Me Before You” I have realized how much I miss watching Nicholas Sparks movie with a box of tissue in my hand. This is a movie about two human beings loving each other without any expectations and wishing the best for each other. “Me before you” is a 110 minutes emotional ride and tear producing tool for brilliant performances by its two leads.
The film is directed by Thea Sharrock and adapted by Jojo Moyes from her novel of the same name. Alluring chemistry between Luis Clarke (Emilia Clarke) and Will Traynor (Sam Clafin) is the nucleus of the movie. Although, it has received mixed reviews but grossed a total of $182.2 million, against a budget of $20 million worldwide so far. But “Me before you” is a breath of fresh air for drama/ romantic genre movie lovers in the golden era of superhero and action movies.
Known as Dragon girl Emilia Clarke gives a bundle of fun performances but she could do better since her performance was outstanding as Holly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, an adaptation for Broadway. The British girl always has enchanted the audience through her accent. Her very British accent is a pleasant to ears in this film.
The Hunger Game star Sam Clafin plays Will in the movie. He manages the character beautifully. His subtle expressions demonstrates the helplessness of Will who lives a miserable life for being paralyzed and wants to go through euthanasia out of self –respect and pride. Even his love for Luis doesn’t change his mind as Will Traynor doesn’t want to be a burden on her.
The film was shot in different locations of Europe. The cinematography captures the beautiful landscape of Wales and Spain. It is been said that music can make or break a movie. In case of “Me before you” we get an array of versatile music featuring Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran, and The 1975. Music elevates the movie to a whole new emotional level.
The movie faced a controversy as well. A lot of people were against the story before its release because the movie features euthanasia.