Loving Can Hurt…

Me Before You Movie Trailer Released


If you read it, it broke your heart.  If you didn’t, you now know you have until March 4, 2016 to git’r’done before the movie adaptation of “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes hits theaters.  The trailer spread social media like wildfire Wednesday, and quickly moved the book to the #1 seller slot on book retail sites like Amazon.

The official book synopsis is:

They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

So, ya.  We’re talking serious waterworks here.

Now, check out the official trailer of the movie starring Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke.

I love the casting.  I was not sure about Clarke in this roll.  I mean, picturing her as quirky Lou by the Mother of Dragons “did not compute” but even in this little clip, I can see her playing this to perfection.  I am truly keeping my fingers crossed.  What do you think about the casting?

Love changes us.  It can break us, or it can make us better.  This book was beautiful in that the story hurts deeply, but it also makes us cherish those we love all the more.  If the movie captures that, it will be a raging success.