Me Before You / by Kenneth Buff

  3/5 STARS

3/5 STARS

Me Before You is a romantic drama, in the spirit of The Notebook, Dear, John, and all the other Nicholas Spark movies that have come out since. The setup is typical of this genre. Two people meet that at first don't really like each other, fall in love. There's a dash of tragedy added for flavor (the male character is paralyzed) and will he or will he not plot thread as well (not will he marry her, but will he end his life or will he choose to live paralyzed). What makes this movie unique is Emilia Clarke's performance. She balances funny with serious, making her character believable and lovable. Most scenes she's in she's stealing the show and lighting up the screen. If it weren't for her performance I don't think I could recommend the movie, but because of it I can. Looking for a decent date movie? This could be it.