Jojo Moyes

  • Me_Before_You_(film)You are pretty much the only thing that makes me want to get up in the morning.
  • You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.
  • I thought, briefly, that I would never feel as intensely connected to the world, to another human being, as I did at that moment.
  • I will never, ever regret the things I’ve done. Because most days, all you have are places in your memory that you can go to.
  • I held him close and said nothing, all the while telling him silently that he was loved. Oh, but he was loved.
  • I have become a whole new person because of you.
  • I don’t know what I think. All I know it that most of the time, I would rather be with him than anyone else I know.
This entry was posted in story. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Jojo Moyes

  1. shinichi says:

    Me Before You is a 2016 American-British romantic drama film directed by Thea Sharrock and adapted by Jojo Moyes from her 2012 novel of the same name. The film stars Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Jenna Coleman, Charles Dance, Matthew Lewis, Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Janet McTeer. The film was released on June 3, 2016 in the United States, received mixed to average reviews and has grossed over $194 million worldwide.

    **

    The film has suffered a backlash from many people in the disability rights movement due to what they perceive as an underlying message that people with disabilities are a burden on their families and careers, and claim the film promotes the view that people are better off dead than disabled. They view the film as advocating suicide so that their loved ones can “live boldly”. The #MeBeforeEuthanasia backlash has been led by celebrities with disabilities such as Liz Carr, Penny Pepper, and Cherylee Houston in the UK, and Dominick Evans, Emily Ladau, and activists from Not Dead Yet in the United States. Protests in the United States have occurred in Los Angeles, New York City, Boston, various locations in Colorado and Texas, Atlanta, Baltimore, Connecticut, Rochester, San Francisco, and multiple locations around the country. The film was also heavily protested in Australia, and is one of the first times the international disability community has worked together to protest a film on such a large scale.

  2. shinichi says:

    (sk)

    白人が書いた Uncle Tom’s Cabin が黒人に受け入れられなかったように、健常者が書いた Me Before You が障がい者に受け入れられることはない。

    そもそも当事者は、自分に誇りを持つことはあっても、自分を憐れむことはしない。

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.