Based on the bestselling 2012 novel by Jojo Moyes, Me Before You is guaranteed to have you reaching for a box of hankies from virtually the first minute.
Emillia Clarke, from TV’s Game of Thrones, plays Lou Clarke, a plucky twentysomething who after losing her job as a waitress in her local cafe applies for
a job as a companion to former high flying banker Will Traynor (Sam Claflin from the Hunger Games).
Will, after being hit by a motorcycle as he crossed a road, is now paralysed from the waist down and is confined to a wheelchair. Lou is a charming girl
but slightly under qualified for her new job and as she gets closer to Will she finds out that his parents (Janet McTeer and Charles Dance) only hired her
in the hope that her love of life would rub off on their son who has pretty much given up on life and has put plans in place for an assisted suicide at a
clinic in Switzerland.
Needless to say as the pair get to know more and more about each other they start to fall in love.
Clarke shows that she's got plenty of screen charisma and lights up the screen with her smile, we won't mention her eyebrows which seem to have went to the
Roger Moore School of acting.
Disabled groups have complained about the films overriding message - that if you're an able bodied person and you find yourself in wheelchair then lives
just not worth living, and it's easy to see why they've been so loud in their condemnation of the film. However taking away the moral argument and just
watching it as a piece of entertainment you'll find that Me Before You is joy to watch, just don't forget your hankies.