Tear-jerker you might have seen Before
heart-tugging balladry from the likes of Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran, the film is pure fairytale, each beat carefully engineered to squeeze every drop out of our waterworks, while it fancies itself as a soulaffirming journey that transcends pesky class and physical barriers.
The obscene wealth of Claflin’s character, William Traynor, allows for much fantasy fulfillment, giving Clarke’s unstoppably sunny Lou carte-blanche opportunity to brainstorm extravagant dates in a race-against-time plot to thwart his suicidal wishes. If you want to see a bumblebee- stocking-wearing Khaleesi chip away at the prickly exterior of a rich, handsome, wheelchairbound former banker, here’s your movie.
Emilia Clarke’s on-screen wardrobe is as bright as her character Lou’s personality in Me Before You.