Suckers for romance and drama have a reason to rejoice! Me Before You, the movie adaptation of the novel by Jojo Moyes, is showing in theaters on June 15. It tells the story of Louisa Clark (Emilia Clarke), a kooky small town girl who, in a bid to support her family, accepts a job caring for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy man paralyzed because of a motorcycling accident.
Ready your tissues, CGs, because this one is bound to be an epic cry-fest filled with feel-good cheer and kilig-inducing moments. Here are some more reasons to be excited for this romantic flick!
The book it's based on is a runaway hit!
If you’re a fan of authors like Nicholas Sparks and John Green, the works of English journalist-turned-novelist Jojo Moyes should be your cup of tea. The novel became a bestseller when it was first released in Britain in 2012, and has since touched many readers from across the globe. Because of its success, a movie adaptation only seemed like the natural progression for this tearjerker.
It stars the always-adorable Emilia Clarke.
Fans of the Game of Thrones franchise know her as Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons and Khaleesi of fiery proportions. As the cute and bumbling Louisa, she can now add romantic leading lady to the list of her achievements. She really is girl crush material.
Sam Claflin, aka Finnick Odair from the Hunger Games series, plays Will Traynor.
If his chiseled bone structure looks familiar, that’s because you’ve already ogled his handsome face and fine physique as one of Katniss Everdeen’s allies in battling the abusers of The Capitol. Don’t expect him to be fighting baddies and turning into an action hero, because here, he’s confined to a wheelchair as the charming rich heartbreaker that turns Louisa into a swooning hot mess.
It’s bound to bring the #FEELS.
Don’t resist the waterworks, girls. This film has all the elements in place to have audiences sobbing their way out of the cinemas. If you’ve yet to see the trailer for Me Before You, check it out below and get giddy with excitement.
It’s going to be a fine addition to sicktopia cinema genre.
Sicktopia is a genre of film and literature where a relationship, whether romantic or otherwise, is formed in the throes of a mortal illness. There’s a reason the genre has become so popular over the years. Its tried and tested formula of building connections amidst tragic circumstances allows audiences and readers to empathize with the characters. Other movies and books that are part of this canon are A Walk to Remember, The Fault in Our Stars, and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.