So, Tay reviewed this as well. But I also saw the movie not too long ago. I went to the 7:30 show with my mom. I absolutely loved the book and I loved the movie as well. I’m not like Tay and I this book didn’t change me the way it did for her. It didn’t make me cry, I only teared up. I teared up at the end of the movie too.
Now, I want to applaud everyone that worked on this movie because they mostly stuck to the book. They included some of my favorite lines. The actors were incredible. Even though, Sam was not disabled he played the part perfectly. He was Will Traynor. Emilia is so gorgeous and had the perfect quirkiness. Matthew Lewis was such a great fit for Patrick. I hated Patrick with a fiery passion. But they kept the movie so perfect.
I didn’t cry in the movie. My mom started crying during the very last scene because it reminded her of my dad. That made me tear up more. Now there were teenagers to elderly at the movies and most of them cried. An elderly lady down the row from me was sobbing. I wanted to hug her.
I don’t want to get too much into the whole controversial side of the book, but I am going to talk about it a little bit.
For the people saying it stands up for assisted suicide in a sense, I don’t agree. The story talks about one disabled man’s story. One story that is completely fiction. The movie portrays a quadriplegic really well like Tay’s mom said. They tried their absolute best to make Will want to live, but he made up his mind and nothing was going to stop him. He was angry and he wanted to live his life like he did before the accident, but he was never going to get better. Lots of people in this position feel this way [See Tay’s post].
People were also upset that people in this position were not in the movie. Again, many quadripilgecs are not happy and may not be actors.
I loved this book and movie and I thinke everyone should go see it. It just gives you so many emotions and raises awareness about so many different issues.
See you next time when I am done with After You.