'Me Before You': 5 Romantic Moments to Look Out For in the Film

9:30 AM 6/2/2016

by THR Staff

Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke star in the film adaptation of Jojo Moyes' bestselling novel.

'Me Before You'
'Me Before You'
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[Warning: The following story contains spoilers from Me Before You]

Me Before You has more than its fair share of tearjerker moments, made all the more bittersweet by the romance between Louisa Clark and Will Traynor.

The movie adaptation of Jojo Moyes' bestselling novel stars Emilia Clarke as Lou, who's hired to take care of Sam Claflin's Will, a wealthy quadriplegic suffering from depression and chronic pain.

The two come from very different backgrounds and initially clash, before romance takes over. Lou learns that Will has promised his parents he would wait six months before he checks in to an assisted suicide facility and in the interim she strives to change his mind about life by taking him on multiple adventures.

As the book's readers can attest to, Will and Lou share a number of special moments together and the film's trailers have given fans a peek at how these scenes play out in the film. 

Look below to see some of the most meaningful moments to keep an eye out for while watching the movie, which hits theaters on Friday, June 3.

  • Lou Shaves Will

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    When Lou first meets Will he is stoic, rude, closed-off and sports long hair and a beard. As Will begins to open up to Lou, he allows her to shave him, in one of their first bonding-moments.

    "Please don't tell me you've shaved off my eyebrows," he says to her in the film. "Only the one," she jokes.

  • The Classical Music Concert Outing

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    Will's character is constantly encouraging Lou to try new activities and push the boundaries of her experiences. He urges her to go to a classical music concert once he realizes she's never been to one.

    The two go together, Lou donning her red dress sans scarf, following Will's suggestion. Both Lou and Will get lost in the music and after the concert Will teases Lou for previously saying she wasn't a fan of classical music.

    "So you're not a classical music person then?" he asks. "Hated every minute," she responds, smiling. 

    "I could tell, especially during the oboe solo," he says. Lou insists there was something in her eye.

    As she moves to head back inside, Will stops her. "I don't want to go in yet," he says, "I just want to be a man whose been to a concert with a girl in a red dress." He adds, "Just a few minutes more."

  • Bumblebee Tights

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    Lou has a very colorful, eccentric way of dressing.

    "When I was little, my favorite outfit was my bumblebee tights," she tells Will on a rainy night when she stays over to take care of him. "Dear God," he responds.

    Later, Will surprises Lou by gifting her with black-and-yellow striped tights for her birthday. She squeals with delight and they become one of her prized possessions.

  • Wedding Dance

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    Arguably one of the most romantic scenes in Me Before You happens on the dance floor at Will's ex-girlfriend's wedding.

    Lou, giddy from drinking too many cocktails, jumps into Will's lap to give the people at the wedding "something to talk about."

    "Are they all appalled?" Will asks, smiling as he wheels them around the dance floor. Lou and Will then discuss how they would never be dancing together or even talking to each other if he wasn't in a wheelchair. Lou says that he never would have looked at her before, and besides, she would have likely been a server at this wedding. Will admits that he was a jerk in his pre-quadriplegic life.

    Then, he gets serious. "Do you know something Clark? You are pretty much the only thing that makes me want to get up in the morning."

  • Island Getaway

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    Lou plans a vacation for her and Will so she can continue to try and show him that life is worth living. (In the book, their holiday is spent in Mauritius, the movie films the vacation in Mallorca.)

    Will persists in persuading Lou to try new adventures and activities on the island and they have a wonderful time vacationing together. Eventually Lou admits her feelings to Will in a touching and vulnerable moment for both of the characters.

    However, just as their relationship is blossoming, things take a somber turn and the conflict that underlies their entire storyline comes to a head. Lou desperately tries to talk Will out his plan to commit assisted suicide in Switzerland while Will argues that she would be happier without him.

    "I don't want you to miss out on all of the things that someone else could give you," says Will. "But I can make you happy," says Lou.

    Me Before You hits theaters on June 3.

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