Friday, June 3, 2016
A Preview of "Me Before You" (SPOILER ALERT)
The film Me Before You starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin is being released in the United States today. The movie is about a rich British man named Will who became paralyzed in a car accident years ago. A young woman named Lou becomes Will's caregiver with whom he falls in love. However, Will decides to end his life by assisted suicide and bequeath his fortune to Lou. Disability activists don't approve of the pessimistic view of disability in Me Before You. For more on the movie's controversial message, go to https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jun/02/me-before-you-disabled-backlash-not-pitied.