I have very few words to describe this movie—a beautiful tragedy. It features a profoundly heartrending story embellished with a set of tear jerking performances by who are now some of my favorite actors and actresses of the film industry. It got me feeling a surge of every emotion—bliss, fury, gloom and embitterment—during my time of watch. It was so captivating that I can see myself watching it for the fourth time in a row and still have fluid tears swelling in my eyes—which is a rather uncommon attitude for me. The plot-line itself was a great source of relish. It doesn’t even require A-list moviegoers or astoundingly breathtaking performances, for it to be considered a major success. The story foundation was beyond perfect. It surpassed my expectations by far and granted me a good feed for my anticipation.
The movie quieted me. Never did I find myself with even the slightest tedium while on that movie. Never did I skip parts or halt mid-scene—it consoled me from the beginning until the end. I was purely satisfied. Certainly, the ending got me scraping fingernails on my throat. Yet even a sorrow finale stuck amongst wretched circumstances could still enrapture me. This is the one movie that got me to mourn the most and contemplate life like a miserable person would, out of all fantastic movies I’ve seen so far. The blues were real!
I never really acknowledged initially, how the film was adapted from a particular novel by Jojo Moyes—but I was stunned! It doesn’t really matter whether it is or isn’t, but the fact that it was upsets me a little. I would’ve immediately added the book to my cart years ago if only I knew such brilliance existed. Yet the book sequel has been out ever since so long ago—which gets me waiting in anticipation for the movie continuation as well. I do expect to be wooed another time!
Young and quirky Louisa “Lou” Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will’s cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.