Movie: Me Before You
Direction: Thea Sharrock
Cast: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Brendan Coyle
Music: Craig Armstrong
Cinematographer: Remi Adefarasin
Editor: John Wilson
What is it about: It’s a romantic drama adapted from the novel of the same title by Jojo Moyes. The film revolves around two central characters, William (Sam Claflin) & Louisa Clark (Emilia Clarke). William faces a disability to move around after a fatal accident injuring his Spinal cord. His parents are on a look out for a care taker who can be more of a friend rather than a hired help, that’s when Louisa enters in to Will’s life. What happens next forms the crux of the story directed by Thea Sharrock.
Why it’s disappointing: I didn’t find anything negative in this, as a film of this sort was missing for some time.
What to watch out for: The film may have a familiar plot which we have seen in quite a few films in Bollywood, Kollywood and Hollywood as well. But what makes it a worthy watch is its actors, who have taken the clichéd story to the interesting point.
This genre was missing for a considerable time on screen. With continuous VFX loaded sci-fi and horror flicks, this seemed quite a relief.
The film had an amazing lead in the name of Emilia Clarke, she is already a great hit with the audience worldwide in the name of Kahleesi (Game of Thrones). With her making an appearance which was in contrast was great delight to watch. She was amazing, her pink and blotchy face makes you blush. She has an amazing timing for witty humour. And she can deliver a lengthy dialogue with ease, she brings a great character to the movie with her impeccable beauty. She may not be the long legged lass, but sometimes great things come in small packages and Emilia is wonderful. She just takes your breath away in that pretty little RED dress. She was great and gave a commendable performance as Louisa Clark.
The rest of the cast followed her performance, Sam Claflin as Will was wonderful too. He was a great match to the stupendous Emilia and was head to head when it came to wittiness. That was closely followed by Charles Dance, Janet McTeer, Jenna Coleman and Mathew Lewis.
The film had a beautiful cinematography by Remi Adefarasin, who glides you through the serene locations. The picture was cut at a mellow pace by John Wilson, which had a sweet score by Craig Armstrong.
Verdict: Thea Sharrock gave a sweet film, which you cannot call a tear jerker but one which does put a smile on your face most of the time. The adaptation was at its best with wonderful characters played by great performers. Definitely worth a watch, enjoy it with your loved ones.