Me Before You [DVD] [2016]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (642 out of 660)

Special Features


  • Deleted scenes
  • Me Before You: from page to screen
  • Outtakes

Synopsis


Me Before You
After losing her job as a waitress, a young woman named Lou (Emilia Clarke) is hired to act as a caregiver for Will (Sam Claflin), a banker who was paralyzed in an accident. Although Will has grown despondent since his injury, Lou's no-nonsense ways force him to reconnect with life, and the pair eventually develop feelings for each other. Theater director Thea Sharrock makes her feature directorial debut with this romantic drama, which was adapted from the best-selling novel by Jojo Moyes. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Emilia Clarke
    Emilia Clarke - Louisa Clark
  • Sam Claflin
    Sam Claflin - William Traynor
  • Vanessa Kirby
    Vanessa Kirby - Alicia
  • Charles Dance
    Charles Dance - Steven Traynor
  • Matthew Lewis
    Matthew Lewis - Patrick



Overall customer rating

4.6
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A Tearjerker that Earns Its Tears

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    VandyPrice
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    If you're buying a ticket to Me Before You you know what you're getting yourself into. The movie itself, based on the novel by Jojo Moyes (who also penned the screenplay) and directed by first time feature director Thea Sharrock, knows what it is and has no qualms with embracing the tropes of the romantic drama genre. Its ultimate goal is to have tears flowing from your eyes as you leave the theater and if you are indeed buying a ticket to Me Before You and subsequently crying as the credits roll you are probably happy with said purchase. That is what audiences are looking for from a movie like this and for the most part, Me Before You delivers. What isn't necessarily expected from such a film, but that Me Before You tends to deliver in spades, is an endearing quality of humanity. It isn't anything new to find a relative nature to the characters at the core of the conflict in movies such as this, but with our two leads here Moyes smartly adds another layer to their relationship that takes it beyond being non-traditional and not just based on if issues of the heart will keep them together or draw them apart. Rather, this caveat elevates the story to one that forces us to contemplate the courage needed to redirect a life that has been thrown completely off course. That may sound slightly dramatic in itself given the tone this film initially takes on is quite affable, but when it comes down to it-when the relationship has been developed and the tears inevitably shed there is left a large amount of respect for Me Before You for not only embracing the recurring archetypes of its genre, but for daring to try to improve upon them. Whether this be through the act of stronger characterization in our female lead than typically seen, the sometimes downright dislikable nature of the male lead or the generally high quality of acting on display-there is something pedigreed and understated about the final product that allows skeptical audiences to appreciate its willingness to improve upon acknowledged tropes while pleasing the target audience in a way they may not have known to be possible before. All in all, Me Before You is a tearjerker that earns that title through improving on and adding to the familiar while still hitting every box on the genre checklist.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Touching & Beautiful Movie

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    AandJ091108
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    It's not often that a movie truly moves me to tears and when they do, they are unforgettable. This beautiful film should come with a warning to have tissues on hand. It is a sweet and heartbreaking romance and no, it doesn't have your typical happily ever after but that is what makes it so beautiful and sad. The acting is wonderful and there is plenty of humor and touching moments. Some people may be critical because it does address legalized assisted suicide but it's done so in a way that is realistic regarding terminally ill or severely incapacitated individuals. I loved both the movie and book but I should warn those who read the book but haven't seen the movie yet, there are plots and characters that didn't make it into the film - Will's sister is not a character in the film and the trauma that Louisa experienced is NOT in this film. But if you read the book, you will notice moments that allude to Louisa avoiding what happened in her past. It might have been an overwhelming film to include her plot - it worked better in the book.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    TOUCHES THE HEART...

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    JanieD
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    Addresses an issue that far too many people have had to face and does so in a heartfelt way. The characters are lovable -- you root for them through insurmountable odds, gain a perspective of how the realities in life that are dealt can change one's path in an instant...and respect that a right to choices we could never imagine having to make for ourselves...or by our loved ones belongs to us and our loved ones alone. A remarkable story for our times.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This movie teaches you how to be human again

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    AAcosta
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    How far can you go helping someone who thinks his or her life isn't worth anymore? Emilia Clarke character (Clark) shows us just that and how your life turns around in the process. This is not just another forgettable movie because it really teaches you and if you open your heart then the producers will think the mission was accomplished and the movie certainly will stay in your mind. Watch it with someone you really care about and you will see why.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Danaerys is amazing

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    PS3nowPS4
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    So I bought this movie specifically for Emilia Clarke, it looked like we could see the personality we see in the behind the scenes for GoT that she's not allowed to have on the show. And we totally got to see it in this movie. She's a dork and I loved watching every scene of her. I'll have to marry her one day. Oh and the movie was really good too. Can't say a lot without spoilers actually. But if you love Emilia, check this out.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Romantic Tale

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    BESTY
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    If you love movies like The Notebook or Sense and Sensibly , you will absolutely love this beautiful story of two people who in the process of making each others life better under tough circumstances , fall in love . Emily Clarke & Sam Chaffin head the cast bringing to life JOJO MOYES , 5+million best selling novel that took readers by storm. A sequel is already in play. Just a beautiful story you shouldn't miss. Kleenex will be mandatory.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Sweet Love Story...

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    SlickD
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    My girlfriend watched this with her friends and told me that it made her cries so much in the movie theater, I thought maybe I will buy it as a gift for her. When we finally pick this up and watched it together, we both ended up weeping like babies. It's just a beautiful love story that everyone should watch and experience. I strongly recommend it to anyone who is either looking for a holiday gift or just a valentine gift.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great film and DVD

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    Brian777
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    If you're not someone who likes a romance film...no surprise here, this film is likely not for you. But if you are someone who likes romance and most importantly drama- you will enjoy this film. Read the book - loved it. Saw the film - loved it even more. Of course there will be those who say the book is better than the film. However, I think they did a great job adapting!!

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