Me Before You (PG)
Directed by: Thea Sharrock
Starring: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Jenna Coleman
The pitch: A young woman is hired to help a man who has been paralyzed. Her passion for life is a sharp contrast to his feeling that life isn’t worth what it was before his injury.
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The formula: Start with the sweetness of “A Walk to Remember.” Face the realities of “Million Dollar Baby.” Toss in a touch of “Doctor Who” and “Downton Abbey.”
Go see it: If you want to experience a joyful performance by Clarke.
Don’t go see it: If you have serious concerns about the ethical questions the movie faces.
TV time: “Me Before You” is loaded with actors connected to major television shows such as: Clarke and Charles Dance, “Game of Thrones”; Coleman, “Doctor Who”; Joanna Lumley, “Absolutely Fabulous”; and Brendan Coyle, “Downton Abbey.”