Dang it, Janet. Me Before You has done it again. I love my romances and, having seen the first trailer months ago, I promised myself I would try to contain my emotions upon watching the remainder. It’s been in the back of my mind, do I dare? Can I do it? I took the plunge and decided to watch the extended, clips and so on. I am now typing this through eyes that have tears welled up in them. I didn’t cry, but it took a great deal of strength to hold them back. This trailer made me smile, emit a little, shall I say, giggle over how sweet this truly is. We come to understand that little bit more about the characters and how they’ve come to be. With the added history behind how they came to be in that situation, as well as a hint as to how events may transpire. It’s heartbreakingly beautiful, as any good romantic film should be. Then I came across the UK versions. Extra information, more teary eyes.
Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke are great in the title roles William Traynor and Louisa Clark. We’re not used to seeing the Mother of Dragons acting, well, like any normal young lady, quirky, funny and at times -blunt- but in a sweet kind of way. Sam Claflin, it’s nice to see him in another role where he takes centre stage, a role that you could see other English stars suiting quite nicely (for some reason I imagine a Henry Cavill like persona) however I don’t know if they’d have the same dramatic weight for both sides of this character.
The film based on the novel by Jojo Moyes also stars Jenna Coleman, Charles Dance, Brendan Coyle, Janet McTeer, Matthew Lewis and Joanna Lumley. Directed by Thea Sharrock Me Before You looks to be, for sure, a tear-jerker, so prepare the tissues, so you’re not caught unawares, in the middle of the cinema balling, wheezing, weeping, wailing; too far? Because it’s happened. I predict crying in general, crying tears of sadness, and crying in happiness. Like I said, bulk buying tissues seems to be the way to go.
Trailers courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Bros. UK YouTube channels