Road to Freedom Tour: "Me Before You" A Disability Nightmare

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Road to Freedom Tour: "Me Before You" A Disability Nightmare

May 29, 2016

by Janine Bertram

Lights, camera and a stale theme with a deadly twist sum up "Me Before You", book and movie.  This plot has the potential of danger for people with disabilities so we are taking a detour from Road to Freedom Bus Tour news to write about it.

Based on a book by JoJo Moyes, the movie takes a rags to riches theme and spices it up with a plot line that  brings out the vilest societal stereotypes about disability. The boy meets girl theme comes together when Louisa Clark (played by Emilia Clarke) gets a job as a personal attendant to Will Traynor (played by Sam Claflin). Louisa has lost her job as a waitress and Will is rich as Croesus. Continue reading . . .