Directed by Thea Sharrock
  • Emilia Clarke
  • Sam Claflin
  • Janet McTeer
  • Charles Dance
Screenplay by Jojo Moyes
Genre Romance, Drama


UK Release Date 3rd June 2016


Two young people meet when Will (Sam Claflin), a cynical paraplegic, needs a new carer and Lou (Emilia Clarke) needs a job. His parents (Janet McTeer and Charles Dance) hire her. It turns out Louisa needs Will just as much as Will needs her.

Is The Plot Interesting?

If you like romance movies you will more than likely love the plot, but if you don’t you won’t. I found the plot to be beautifully heartbreaking and something I could really sit back and enjoy.

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Is The Acting Good?

Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin’s chemistry is what makes the movie. They look as if they knew their character inside and out. Janet McTeer and Charles Dance must also be mentioned as Will’s struggling parents because they did a great job.

Is The Directing Good?

The directing definitely contributes to how sad the film is and I can see how Thea Sharrock was perfect to direct this film. Thea and Jojo Moyes, the person who wrote the book and the screenplay, should definitely team up again in the future.

Is The Cinematography Good?

I don’t feel like the cinematography contributed anything to the movie, there wasn’t any shots that were unexpected or surprising. It was mainly just normal camera angles and movements.

Is It Worth A Watch?

If you’re interested in this sort of genre then yes it is 100% worth a watch but if you’re not give it a miss because you probably won’t like it. However as a person who doesn’t hate romantic movies but doesn’t love them I can say that I really enjoyed this movie.


I just want to be a man who has been to a concert with a girl in a red dress.

– Sam Claflin as Will Traynor