Series of Me before You
Series of Me before You
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  • 승인 2016.09.03 09:00
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I was a business man, I made a good salary, I had a girlfriend who looked like a model, and I had many famous friend from all over the world. One day, I go into an accident when I walked in front of a taxi. Except for a few fingers, I haven’t been able to move my body since then. My girlfriend left. I don’t have any reason to live any more. Now I just live by simply “imagining” what I would be able to do if I had my previous healthy body. I don’t want to live, but a friend tells me to continue. If you were me, what would you do?


<Movie - Me Before You >

The main character is Will, a rich business man. He had a beautiful girlfriend, house, car and everything. His wonderful life took 180 degree turn after car accident. Except for his face and a few fingers he can’t move any other part of his body. Hi also tried to commit suicide because he thought that there’s no reason for living. On Will’s behalf, his mother’s advertised to recruit someone who could help his life and be a friend to talk to. Lousia, a woman who worked at a afe for six years before it went out of business, applied to be Will’s caretaker.

The subject of the movie is an ethical issue, whether euthanasia is okay or not. To change his decision, Louisa worked to awaken meaning of the life for Will, so she had Will make a bucket list and worked to help Will check everything off the list. Did Will find hope and change his decision? There’s a saying that goes better a living dog than a dead lion. I thought naturally that the correct answer is to live no matter how hard it gets. Bt\ut after watching the movie I changed my mind. I respect his decision to die with dignity because I saw the process and reasons that Will had for this decision. Surely, I don’t mean to say that if we face a situation like Will, give up.

while having a fun time Louisa confessed her thought, “Please, can’t you live with me? I can make you happy”. But Will’s mind didn’t change. “You can never understand whenever I see you what I think”. At that moment Will felt very sad.

In addition, I want to share several popular lines that netizens chose. “Live boldly. Push yourself. Don’t settle. Just live well. Just live”, “I get that this could be a good life but it’s not, ‘My life’. It’s not even close. You never saw me, before I loved my life. I really loved it”


<OST (original soundtrack) of Me Before You>

"Unsteady" X Ambassadors' version is original. It is one of the songs which played on the trailer of Me Before You. The song which came out in the movie is remixed by Erich Lee Gravity. Among the lyrics there is a part replayed "hold on, hold on, hold on to me". The meaning of the title is Pm unstable, please hold me. One part I’d like to highlight is "But if you love me, don't let go". You have probably heard it. It is overall sad and calm.

The song Photograph was sang by Ed Sheeran. It includes a message that reminds me to love. Also in the movie was the song Not Today sang by Imagine Dragons. It's an ending song which sends a message of Will’s heart to Lou.


<Book - After You>

It tells the story of Louisa's new life living the city in Paris at the bequest of the late Will. This book shows the new life of Louis who lives in the city with the money left by Will. Contrary to Will's hopes, Lou couldn't settle down stably. She worked at the airport bar. She also fell from a rooftop by mistake while drinking, so she had to be in the hospital. A new man by the name of Sam the appears and rescues Lousisa.

Shortly after, Will's daughter Lilly visits Louisa. The fact that a Will couldn't know the existence of his daughter was so sad. After Will passed away, I expected the figure of Lou to live the life of her dream, but she didn't. It leaves much to be desired. It didn't have the same emotional resonance of the film Me Before You. It seems that the personality of Louisa in Me Before You was strong and very energetic, but in the book After she shows an indecisive attitude. The ending to this book is not open aided. I recommend this book for readers that like good closure.
 


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