I first took interest in this movie because it had that sort of ‘Jane Eyre’ romantic feel to it. Remember how in ‘Jane Eyre’ by author Charlotte Bronte, Jane and Rochester don’t get along at all during the early stages of their encounter but end up developing feelings for each other before she gets heartbroken, leaves, and later returns to find Mr. Rochester on a wheel chair because of a fire generated by crazy Bertha Mason, which destroyed his mansion and left him blind as well. However, despite all this drama, they end up married and living happily ever after.
I had the same expectation for ‘Me before you’
I expected Louisa Clark and William Traynor to have a similar story line but it somewhat didn’t.
So here’s a mini plot for those of y’all who haven’t seen it.
It starts off when William gets into a motorbike accident and is left crippled and Louisa gets fired from her job at a bakery. With a family tied on a budget, she goes back to the job center and is recommended to this fate changing companionship job.
As in most romantic dramas, these two don’t get along at first encounter. William is obviously bitter about his current inability to engage in the things he used to do prior to the accident. And because of that, he is not into the whole happy-go-merry interaction with others. On the other hand, we see Louisa trying so desperately to entertain him or at the very least, make a cup of tea/coffee to keep him warm.
But as things begin to progress, her ridiculous color-disoriented styles, care-free personality, persistence, and honesty wins him over. They fall in love and live happily ever after.
Ok, not exactly happily ever after.
I don’t want to give a lot away, but let’s just say as an individual (me) who finds little interest in tragedies, this movie was one heck of a sweet tragedy (whatever that means).
It certainly left me teary but also feeling [for lack of a better word] sweet.