Me Before You

Me Before You
Me Before You
  • PG-13
  • 1h 44m
  • 2016
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Young and quirky Louisa "Lou" Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will's cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten56%
Critics Consensus: Me Before You benefits from Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin's alluring chemistry, although it isn't enough to compensate for its clumsy treatment of a sensitive subject.
Reviews
Times (UK)
Kevin Maher
Rotten

Schmaltzy when it should be moving, phoney when it should be sincere, and borderline offensive whe...

June 25, 2017
The Age (Australia)
Jake Wilson
Rotten

Me Before You is also to some degree a Serious Issue Film, and it's here that viewers may feel a c...

June 25, 2017
Time Out
Kate Lloyd
Fresh

This adaptation of Jojo Moyes's best-seller (scripted by the novelist herself) might have the stru...

June 25, 2017
London Evening Standard
Charlotte O'Sullivan
Fresh

Me Before You is old-fashioned and cosy. It's also part of a highly-charged and very 21st-century...

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Touching but manipulative romantic drama about life, death.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Me Before You is a romantic drama based on Jojo Moyes' moving novel about a young woman (Emilia Clarke) in a tiny English town who takes the job of caring for an unhappy man (Sam Claflin) left paralyzed after being hit by a motorcycle. Expect some swearing (including "s--t," "bitch," "a--hole," and more, though not constantly), some drinking (sometimes to tipsiness), and racy content -- although there's nothing graphic, certain scenes feel very intimate, and there are some passionate kisses and references to sex and a woman's breasts/cleavage. While there are moments of levity and sweetness, the film's tone is a somber overall and sometimes downright tragic. The two main characters learn a lot from each other, especially about opening yourself up to different ways of thinking, but some viewers may find Will and his point of view problematic, since (spoiler alert) he feels that life isn't worth living if you're disabled.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:June 3, 2016
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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