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Book vs Film: Me Before You

September 28, 2016 | 2 comments


I’m taking a page from Kate’s book and comparing books and their film counterparts. This time, it’s a popular novel which recently was made into a film.

I read the book Me Before You (originally published 2012) BEFORE seeing the film Me Before You (premiered 2016).


I’m not sure I can actually pick a favourite* between the FILM and the BOOK, because:

1. Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke are great as Will and Lou.

2. The characters have more depth (especially the supporting cast) in the book.

3. The soundtrack. So perfect.

4. A lot of the backstory of Lou is not included in the film, and I preferred it that way. However, I missed the family interactions which was only partly included.

5. The accents are just not as good inside my head as when hearing the actors.

*But if I absolutely had to choose, the film would probably win.