“Just live well. Just live.”
What’s it about?
A girl lands a job of looking after a quadriplegic guy, touching on the power to love and the power to live.
Who’s in it?
The Mother of Dragons, Finnick Odair, Tywin Lannister and a Neville Longbottom who’s been wearing less and going out more.
Why should I watch it?
+ Like how it isn’t about a girl changing the life of a guy in a wheelchair but the opposite
+ Does share a few similarities with another film I’ve seen recently about another dude in a wheelchair, The Fundamentals of Caring
+ Emilia Clarke plays someone with very different personality than her Game of Thrones counterpart
+ She’s bubbly, energetic, caring and straight up adorable
+ Seriously, she’s so lovable, great smile too
+ Her character could’ve come across as annoying, like that chick from Happy-Go-Lucky but doesn’t
+ Her eyebrows look like they’re having a dance off against each other
+ Also, she nailed the dramatic scenes for the most part
+ She’ll definitely have some people reaching for a tissue
+ But probably in a different way than she does in Game of Thrones
+ Sam Claflin’s character was the complete opposite, very bitter and sarcastic
+ Bought the relationship/chemistry between the two leads
+ Made me laugh more than I thought it would, well done movie
+ Dinner scene and wedding scene were cute, it does what it’s supposed to do
+ Ed Sheeran soundtracks fits in well
+ Tackles serious issues and heavy themes that will get people debating
+ Even if they agree or disagree with the movie, at least people are talking about it, which is a good thing
Why shouldn’t I watch it?
– Every film I’ve seen recently with a handicapped guy seem to make the same joke when they first meet their new carers
– A LOT of clichés
– Making the boyfriend not very thoughtful of her etc
– And oh, a fucking runner
– Just to really hammer home the contrast between these two dudes
– If you think about it, we’re just watching and cheering on for this girl to cheat on her boyfriend and fall in love with another man
– Even Stevie Wonder can see how this story will unravel
– Okay, imagine in your head how you think this story will go
– Yup, that’s exactly how
– Doesn’t address the serious issues deeper than I wanted it to
– Zero drops of tears from this reviewer
Right, I know it’s a sensitive topic but here’s my take on it. (uh-oh)
There’s a big debate in the movie and reaction to the movie revolving around euthanasia. I get why the disabled community are angry, I really do. There’s not a lot of films that represent them and then we get this film where the main guy decides to kill himself. But there’s context.
I think a lot of people are missing the fact (probably because the movie downplays it a little bit) that the guy wakes up in pain every fucking day, not just being stuck in a chair after being a hot shot. People are also saying that his life isn’t bad because he’s rich but remember, money isn’t everything. Don’t think they’re saying that if you’re in a wheelchair, you’re life isn’t worth it. It’s just a personal preference man, everyone is different and should be treated case by case. Also if you think about it, they’re forcing him to suffer, wouldn’t that make them the selfish ones? And would’ve changing his mind be emotional blackmail? Just a couple of thoughts.
Feel free to drop any angry comments directed towards me below. Cheers.
You might also like:
The Fundamentals of Caring
My Sister’s Keeper
The Fault in Our Stars