In theaters Friday from director Thea Sharrock, writer Jojo Moyels and Warner Bros. Pictures comes a story of a boy and a girl that put “Me Before You.”
Lou (Emilia Clarke) is a quirky young woman trying to be her own person while also living at home with her rather interesting family. When she is let go from her job, the family panics as dad Bernard (Brendan Coyle) is out of work and mom Josie (Samantha Spiro) is a natural born worrier.
Trying to get it together, Lou starts job hunting and is sent to the Traynor house to be a personal aid. Met by Camilla Traynor (Janet McTeer), Lou is nervous about making a good impression even though she’s not really sure what the job entails. Met by Stephen Traynor (Charles Dance) who gives his look of approval, the young woman learns that she would be helping their son Will (Sam Claflin).
A motorcycle accident has left Will in a wheel chair and the Traynor’s want someone to spent time with their son. Anxious to have the job Lou doesn’t hesitate to accept, that is until she meets the very cut off Will who wants nothing to do with her. Making matters worse is ex-girlfriend Alicia (Vanessa Kirby) visits and he learns of her impending marriage — to his best friend.
Knowing she has her work cut out, Lou begins researching all the ways to help snap the young man out of his funk which doesn’t sit well with boyfriend Patrick (Matthew Lewis). Persistant, Lou begins to see Will come out of his angry shell and into the world. Even care trainer Nathan (Stephen Peacocke) notices a difference and is thrilled.
But there is a secret that Lou learns about Will that sets her on a path to change everything. Sometimes love means taking risks even if the outcome doesn’t change a thing.
Other cast include: Muzz Khan as Syed, Ben Lloyd-Hughes as Rupert, Pablo Raybould as Frank, Gabrielle Downey as Daphne, Jenna Coleman as Katrina, Alan Breck as Grandad and Richard Goulding as Freddie.