The movie “Me before You” I enjoyed it.
At the end of the day it was a humorous love story where a guy who had quadriplegia and his carer fell in love.
It made me laugh and cry, that’s why I go to the movies.
Being born with a disability, I would often look at others who had acquired their’s & think to myself, they need to toughen up & stop being so bitter towards themselves and others.
I remember telling “Superman” (Christopher Reeves) how disappointed I was with him after his presentation at the Fox Studios in Sydney when he told everybody
“He would rather be dead than remain in a wheelchair on a ventilator”
“Me before You” is being criticised big time on Facebook as a “Pity Party” sending out negative perceptions of people with disabilities.
In reality, everybody handles their own disability in their own way.
There are the elite go-getters and at the other end you have those who struggle every day.
We need more “Disruptive” movies like “Me before You” that challenges peoples’ perception about disability.
I support “Choice and Control” when it comes living or not with your disability.