Friday, June 3, 2016

Me Before You

Director Thea Sharrock’s delightful Me Before You is an unabashed “chicks flic” with Novelist Jojo Moyes having written the charming sceenplay from her book and Alison Owen and Karen Rosenfelt producing.

Despite this quartet’s obvious talent, however, this project could not have been pulled off without the UTTERLY WONDERFUL performance by Emilia Clarke, playing the principal role of Lou, a 26-year-old ditzy woman, with a weird wardrobe and an uplifting spirit that would turn the most disgruntled human’s snarls to laughter.  

That’s exactly what happens, when she is hired as a caregiver to the wealthy early-30s Adonis Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), who has been paralyzed after being hit by a motorcycle.

While Editor John Wilson moves the story of their evolving relationship along at a leisurely pace, Cinematographer Remi Adefarasin beautiful images and Emilia’s effervescence and the script’s humor allows those without ADD to relax and enjoy the fun.

While the primary audience for this film is women, men who accompany their wives and ladyfriends are sure to score points and see how an amazing actress can switch from a tough Mother of Dragons in Game of Thrones to an awkward young Englishwoman, here.

I give Me Before You a 4.1 out of 5.

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