Friday, February 5, 2016

Must See: Me Before You

The countdown is on people. Me Before You is hitting theaters on June 3rd, so I've begun stocking up on Kleenex for this must see film (at least it should be "must see" if it's anywhere near as heartbreakingly beautiful as the novel). I'm getting all verklempt just thinking about it; heck, even the trailer had me tearing up a little. Ugh, I'm strategizing already on what the best time is to see this film. Do I go to a really early screening when less people are likely to be around, or a really late screening when the dark of night will help camouflage my red splotchy face and runny nose. Yes, I'm an ugly crier and this film will make me cry, there might even be a choked sob or two.

Don't let the prospect of tears deter you from seeing the film though, after all some of the best movies had us crying our eyes out; how about The Fault in Our Stars, Titanic ("I'll never let go, Jack"), Beaches, Up, and Steel Magnolias. Everyone needs a good cry sometimes. Why not do it in a room full of people doing the same?

Even the movie poster is downright dreamy. Below the poster is a brief film summary for those of you who haven't been lucky enough to read the book yet (What are you waiting for?).

Louisa "Lou" Clark (Emilia Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge. Taking a job at the local "castle," she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years prior, and whose whole world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye. No longer the adventurous soul he once was, the now cynical Will has all but given up. That is until Lou determines to show him that life is worth living.