Me Before You confirms, yet again, that every few months comes a film about a terminal disease, or alternatively someone who wants to top themselves, that is only an affliction on those who are living and healthy. Stop giving Hollywood money to produce mawkish trash like this, The Fault In Our Stars and Missing You Already and give it to charity instead.
Lou Clark (Terminator Genisys‘ Emilia Clarke) knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick (Matthew Lewis). What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.
Will Traynor (Sam Claflin) knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of color (who writes these billings??). And neither of them knows they’re going to change each other for all time.
So, Will has had a motorbike accident and just wants to end it all. This trailer, alone, made me want to go and play on the motorway instead of watching this tripe!
Also getting caught up in this cack are Doctor Who‘s Jenna Coleman, plus Charles Dance and Brendan Coyle.
Me Before You is released on June 3rd. I implore you to avoid it like the plague. In fact, it makes Mills & Boon look like The Revenant!
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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