Me Before You Movie Review
By: Rachel Dakermanji
This past weekend, I finished the book Me Before You written by Jojo Moyes, and I also watched the corresponding movie. The story behind the movie is that a young woman, Lousia Clark, is looking for a new job. She ends up going to a job center where she finds out about an opportunity as a caretaker, and fortunately for her, she ends up getting the job. She has to take care of a quadriplegic (paralyzed from the waist down with little use of the arms and hands) man named Will Traynor. In the beginning, Will is stoic and reluctant to letting Louisa in, but over time, that changes and they become friends, and eventually they fall in love. Yet, like with most romance novels, something stands in the way of them being together, and Lousia cannot change anything about the situation no matter how much she tries.
Overall, the novel was pretty good if you like romance novels. Personally, I thought that the book was well written, and it had an original storyline. The book was interesting to read; it only took me about three days. The characters were well developed, and I enjoyed reading about Louisa Clark and Will Traynor. Yet, the movie was very different. The ratings for the movie were actually pretty good, but I found that the movie was not very good at all. The movie was unlike the novel, and, even though this always happens with movies based on books, I thought that the movie was too different from the novel. The movie was hard for me to follow, and I think that if I hadn’t read the book, I would have been completely lost. Honestly, I was pretty disappointed with the movie itself after reading the novel. While I would recommend the novel Me Before You to other people who enjoy reading romance novels, I do not think I would recommend the movie to anyone.