Me Before You is a 2016 American-British romantic drama film adapted by Jojo Moyes from her 2012 novel of the same name and directed by Thea Sharrock. The film was released on June 3, 2016 in the United States, received positive to mixed reviews and has grossed over $136 million worldwide. The film stars Emilia Clarke, , Jenna Coleman, Charles Dance, Matthew Lewis, Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Janet McTeer.
Resume of the film:
Louisa Clark must find a new job after being laid off from a café. She finds work as a caregiver for Will Traynor, a cynical former banker who was completely paralyzed by a motorcycle accident two years prior. At first, he reacts coldly to her spunkiness, but they become friends and develop feelings for each other soon after, even though Louisa has boyfriend named Patrick who is unthoughtful, marathon-running.
Louisa learns that Will has given his parents six months before they must bring him to Switzerland for euthanasia. Will cannot deal with the pain and suffering of his disability. Louisa secretly makes it her mission to change his mind and takes him on all the adventures that she can to prove that life is worth living. However, at their final trip to Mauritius with Will’s nurse Nathan, Will confesses he intends to follow through with the euthanasia and asks for her to accompany him.
She is heartbroken and does not speak to him the rest of the trip. After they arrive home, she goes to Switzerland to see Will in his final moments. After his death, he bequeaths her enough money to continue her education and instructs her to “live well”.