What '​Me Before You'​ Gets Wrong About Disability

June 9, 2016 4:30 PM

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What '​Me Before You'​ Gets Wrong About Disability

The film adaptation of Jojo Moyes's 2012 novel Me Before You, which hit theaters on June 3, is facing criticism over its portrayal of life with a disability. Spoilers ahead.

The film centers on a man named Will, who was recently paralyzed in his 20s, who chooses to end his life with assisted suicide after finding love. According to the film and book's plot, Will's decision to end his own life at 26 is entirely rooted in the fact that he can't stand to live as a paralyze...

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