Friday, 24 June 2016

Me before you - movie vs. book

This weekend I went to watch the movie Me Before You , based on the novel with the same name by Jojo Moyes.
I got the book as a christmas present, because everytime I had seen a book by Moyes, I had always stoped and admired the cover. I still think the covers of the books are beautiful.

ABOUT Me before you: 

"Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. 
What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.
Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.
What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time."
- Copied from Jojo Moyes own website

The book:

I read the book quick, even though I found it a little boring. But at the same time I could not stop reading. I don't know how else to describe it. I normally read fantasy books with action on every page, so I have figured that must be why I found it boring at first.
I'm so happy I didn't put it down. I'm a huge believer in, that you never put a book down before you have read at least 100 page - before that you can't judge the book.

When I finished the book, I felt empty. I did not cry, I did not feel angry or mad or any of those emotions I know a lot of other people feel by this story. I felt empty. I had to think about this book. This book was for me a journey in a new genre of books and it is truly a story that will be with me forever.

The movie:

When I saw the first pictures of the actors I was really disappointed. I think they had done Lou's outfit way over the top and I had just imagined her otherwise. I didn't really have a perfect picture of Will, but I must say that Sam Claflin does an amazing job.

After watching the film I could not think of a better Lou. Emilia Clarke is born to be Louise Clark. Even the way she lift her eyebrows is just the way you imagine Lou.

The movie only made me love the story and the book even more, but then again you can always do better:

I was really happy how perfect the movie followed the story-line in the book. Of course there was a lot of things left out, but it didn't do much to the movie - you got the most important information and the story between Lou and Will was almost identical to the story.

I see why they had left some things out, but I had really been looking foward to seeing more to Patrick (Matthew Lewis) and to her sister Katrine aka. "Treena" (Jenna Coleman). And the whole story between Lou and her boyfriend Patrick, plays a huge role in how Lou is acting and feeling in the book, so I would have loved to see more of this. And the ending of their relationship was not really a big thing in the movie, where the book gets a lot of drama towards the ending.

So to sum up: I love the story, and I love it even more after seeing the movie. I will definitely read the book again. I'm currently trying to get my hands on the second book in the story of Lou.
The movie was beautiful, it made me cry - and that says a lot at I'm not a crier, ask anyone that knows me!

Until next time,


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