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Me Before You

download (1)As my husband saw me crying my heart out over the book Me Before You and while trying to make me feel better, he agreed to take me watch the film yesterday.

William Traynor, an athletic fierce businessman that loves his active life, has a terrible accident that leaves him quadriplegic. After two years of physiotherapy, of trying and hoping to get better, he is 20disappointed, understands that there is no way that he could go back to being his old self and makes a deal with his parents that they could have him for six more months. After that he would go to Dignitas where he would be offered assisted dying. His mother desperate to change his mind hires, Louisa Clarke, a local unemployed girl with a weird sense of fashion, as his carer; and that is how everything changes in both Will and Lou’s life.

It is a very moving book and an equally emotional film. Two people that would never have met under normal circumstances affect each others’ lives so much and fall in love with each other with a pure love that goes past appearances and loves the person. Lou loves the man, not the man in a wheelchair; Will wants Lou to be happy and somehow loves her future self, how she will ME BEFORE YOUbecome as he already sees the changes in her in the six months they spent together.

I’ve read a couple of reviews that were quite polemic to the film for what their writers thought was the film’s message regarding disability. All I can say is that I have always been supportive of a person’s freedom and their right to make personal choices (as long as they are not harmful to others). In this case as I am fortunate enough not to be in Will’s position I could never assume to imagine what choices I would make.

It is a moving and romantic film, you get to love the characters and they stay with you for quite some time afterwards. Don’t miss it!

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Love, Rosie

love__rosie__2015____movie_poster_by_blantonl98-d8gtc68Last night I watched a romantic film that I hadn’t heard anything about. It is called Love, Rosie.

Rosie and Alex met when they were 5 years old and living in the same street they have been the closest and best of friends ever since. But growing into adults started to complicate their Love-Rosie
relationship and friendship. Just when they decide to leave their home town and go to college life steps in and changes their plans putting a great distance between them.

It is based on a book called Where Rainbows End by Cecilia Ahern which I had never read. The film is quite nice as it is quite funny at times with weird situations that seem a bit too much; but as we know weird situations can happen to anyone any day. I loved the music when they went clubbing as it reminded me of my youth. It is sweet and interesting to watch and makes you think of how absolute and innocent first love can be.

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mockingjaypostersmall_0Last night I finally managed to go and watch the last part of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Because all good things must come to an end.

Katniss Everdeen, the Mockingjay, is continuing The-Hunger-Games-Mockingjay-Part-2-8her fight against the Capitol and with the help of her friends she manages to enter it. But President Snow has converted the Capitol in another arena for the Hunger Games. Katniss has to be crowned victor once more to be finally victorious. But will she?

There isn’t much left to say about this famous trilogy.It is the unavoidable ending to a great series of books and films. I felt a little sad while watching it and I don’t know if I would prefer a different ending. Sometimes you don’t want some things to end although you know that nothing can go on forever.

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The Riot Club

The_Riot_Club_UK_posterLast Sunday I watched The Riot Club, which was an uncomfortable film to watch.

The Riot Club is a secret club that was established in the 18th century by students of the Oxford University and named after one student, Lord Riot. A man who lived his life to the fullest, seizing the day without caring for the consequences. In this mode the Riot Club continues to this day. TheRiotClubIts members consist of 10 intelligent and very rich young men. They have a formal dinner every year as a welcome to the new mebers of this club. They have these dinners in local pubs, where they literally do whatever they want.

It is a very cruel film. There were a few scenes while they were putting the new recruits through various tests to see if they are worthy of being members that really turned my stomach and I would almost turn it off. It reminded me of the Lord of the Flies and the violence that power can bring. It is really scary to think how easily someone can hurt and humiliate another human being, and get away with it or blame others. It is really scary because unfortunately it is true; these things happen in our modern civilized society every single day.

It is interesting as a film, but it is not one of those I would watch again.

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MockingjayPart1Poster3I just watched The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

After Katniss Everdeen destroyed the Hunger Games, she unknowingly started the revolution. People started to rebel and fight in most of the districts. Being the face of that rebellion people look up to her and expect her to lead. The opposing goverment uses her to organize the districts so that they can fight against president Snow as Hunger-Games-Mockingjay-Katnissone. Katniss reluctantly decides to help them as President Snow has captured Peeta and in his turn uses him and tortures him so that to get to Katniss and stop her.

It was amazing how many people ran into their certain death in order for a few of them to be able to bomb the Capitol. My friend commented that they should have been more organized in their attack. I think that desperate people will always end up using desperate measures. People distanced from the pain and suffering coming from tyranny probably look at the rebellion as an unorganized effort coming from unorganized revolutionaries. Truth is it is difficult to be organized when enslaved. Rebellions happen when the time is right.

Katniss is their Mockingjay, their symbol of freedom, the face of the rebellion, her song is their anthem; and I can’t wait to see the second part.

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TheHungerGamesCatchingFire” Remember who the real enemy is!”

Finally last night I had the chance to watch the much acclaimed second part of The Hunger Games, since I was unable to watch it at the cinema.

In the second film we see our beloved Katniss Everdeen returning unexpectedly to the next year’s Hunger Woody-Harrelson-Josh-Hutcherson-and-Jennifer-Lawrence-in-The-Hunger-Games-Catching-FireGames accompanied again by Peeta Mellark. They have to deal with equally wild challenges as in the previous Games and brutal violence, but this time there is something different. We see that President-the god-Snow feels threatened by Katniss’ impact on the people and the hope that she inspires into them. He is also a little scared, though he doesn’t show it, but he is determined to have her killed and make an example out of her at the same time. He hires whom he believes to be the best, to do that, but he doesn’t realise what is really happening around him, as the mockingjay, the rebels’ symbol, is about to fly.

As before the film is fantastic, the characters are adorable and you really feel for them and the photography is amazing. The people wrote on an abandoned building:  “The odds are never in our favour”so I can’t wait to watch the next film and find out what is going to happen!

 

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