Me Before You (2016) Movie Script

Now, you see, this is what we could be doing on holiday.
not all the hiking up mountain stuff that you are planning.
It tickles, it tickles!
Do you want me to stop?
But it's 6:15.
Oh, I've gotta go.
I'll cook tonight.
Don't even think about it, it's pouring.
Freddie, yeah listen, I am on it!
The West coast will still be up.
I'll call Carmichael now, and we can close this.
What? don't worry.
Me Before You
How many in this one?
170 calories, you did have that one yesterday.
what about that one, then?
220, but it is less if you eat them standing up
Should we put them in a bag?
- Yeah!
Thanks Frank.
I don't think I can finish this.
Should we wrap it up for you,
- have it later?
- yeah.
I'm really sorry.
A month's money?! That's big of 'im!
Given that she's worked like a trojan
in that cafe, for the past six years.
he's closing down, love, he has no choice.
What the hell she going to do now?
Trina can't get any more hours in the florist.
Lou will get another job.
She has a lot of potential.
There are no jobs, Josie, I should know.
Look, I'm just sayin'
We needed that money.
Let's not panic, eh?
She'll find something.
Won't you Lou?
Run with me, babe!
only got two laps to go.
You've just gotta get back out there,
Think what you want to do.
estate agent, maybe, shop assistant, catering.
Do we have to discuss this again?
Well, you can't just mope around.
All the best entrepreneurs, they fight their way back
from rock bottom.
Just look at me
But I am not you Pat. I toast the tea cakes.
Can't you slow down? I'm wearing the wrong bra.
I'm just saying
Put on a smile and head back to the job center.
And do not worry about the holiday
I'll pay.
In the last two weeks, we tried
the chicken processing factory
I'm still having nightmares about those giblets.
we tried beautician
It turns out hot wax is NOT my friend.
I'm running out of options for you, Louisa.
Sayeed, please! I'll take anything!
Oh, this is new in.
and is not far from your home.
But you might need to do something about your wardrobe,
for this one.
Care and companionship for a disabled man.
What kind of care?
need someone to drive, feed and assist
six months fixed term contract.
oh! and it's good money.
It's actually excellent money.
This is the fifth time they tried to recruit.
They're desperate.
And there's nothing on here about needing skills.
it's perfect for you.
I know it's not how you like to dress.
is this like how anyone likes to dress?!
It served me very well.
in 1983.
styles change, love,
but smart remains smart.
- Thank You.
- You Must Be Louisa Clark.
I am Camilla Traynor, do come in.
Please, sit down.
Do you have any experience of care giving?
Um, I've never done it, but I'm sure I could learn.
And do you have experience with quadriplegia?
eh, no.
We are talking about complete loss
of the legs and very limited use of the arms and hands.
Would that bother you?
Not as much as it'd bother him. Obviously.
Sorry, No! I didn't No, uh!
No, I.
Are you alright?
Um, I'm just a little hot.
Do you, do you mind if I take off my jacket?
Your previous employer here says
you are a warm, chatty and life enhancing presence
with a lot of potential.
Yes, I paid him. Heh.
So what exactly do you want to do with your life?
Do you have aspirations for a career or a professional dream you wish to pursue?
- Um..well.
Miss Clark, why should I employ you?
instead of say, the previous candidate?
really? You can't think of a single reason I should employ you?
Well no, yes, Mrs. Traynor
I, I'm I'm, I'm a fast learner.
And I'm never ill,
and I only live on the other side of the castle.
And, and, I am stronger than I look.
and I make a mean cup of tea.
You know, there isn't much that can't be solved
By a decent cup of tea.
No, not that I'm saying
that your husband's paraplegia, quadriplegia could be solved by
my husband?
it's my son.
your son?
Will was injured in a road accident two years ago.
Ah, I'm sorry, when
I am nervous, I just say stupid stuff.
I'm just popping out.
Ah, another interviewee?
Will you be back this evening?
I'll do my best.
Why, do you need me for something?
No darling.
Hello, I am Stephen, Will's father.
Ah, yeah. Louisa Clark.
- nice to meet you.
- yeah.
See you later, darling.
Would you like the job?
Can you start immediately?
The let's go and meet Will.
No, Yes, but i
The hours are from 8 to 5, Monday to Saturday.
If for whatever reason you're running late
or you need to leave early,
- call me to let me know.
- yeah.
I must stress
That Will should not left alone
- for longer than 15 minutes.
- Ay.
And uh..
You might want to wear something a little less revealing
Oh, yes, of course.
This is the annex,
it was the stables, before we had them adapted for Will.
I will give you a set of car keys.
And put you on the insurance.
Nathan, will show you how to use the ramp.
There is a bathroom in here.
The tea and coffee
are in this cupboard here.
you're welcome to help yourself.
in the fridge.
You and Will can work out your,
level of interaction yourselves.
well, I would hope that you could get on.
I would be nice if he could think of you as a friend rather than a
paid professional.
Do you have any questions?
Then let's introduce you to Will. He should be dressed by now.
He has good days and bad days.
Mrs. Traynor, I won't let you down.
I have someone to meet you.
Yeah, he's decent Mrs. T.
Will, this is Louisa Clark.
I'm Lou.
William, please!
Hello Louisa Clark. I am Will Traynor.
You appear to have a problem with your skirt.
You're a bad man, Mr. T!
Right, well I'll leave you to get on.
Miss Clark, Nathan will talk you through Will's routines
and equipment.
You don't have to talk across me, mother.
My brain isn't paralyzed
I'm Lou.
Yeah, you already said that.
Shall I make us all a cup of tea?
Wrench! Where's my wrench!?
Mom, did you turn down the gas on my veggies?
This is the drawer of the covered
- you're getting oil everywhere.
- they're gonna be soggy again.
everything turns up in strange places, in this house.
It's Auntie Lou!
You got it, didn't you!
Uh, yeah!
Louisa Clark, working for the Traynors
Wonders'll never cease.
This, tells you pretty much everything you need to know.
I do most of the heavy lifting, but
there's a time table here to see what he has, when.
I have to handle drugs?
blood pressure meds.
to raise it in the morning when he gets up.
anti-spasm tablets.
Four times a day, to control muscle spasms.
tablets for nerve pain.
now, you can give him pain killers
if he asks, just
try to resist giving him sleeping pills, if possible
because they tend make him a little,
Well, irritable.
Like, "more irritable".
it's a lot to remember.
It's all written down.
And he knows what is what. He might deny it.
And you got my number. Most of my other patients live nearby
I am never far away.
what if he needs to, uh
Don't worry. You're not here for any of the physical stuff.
What am I here for?
To cheer him up, I guess.
So I thought we could go out this afternoon.
Where do you have in mind?
Well, I was told you have a car that was adapted,
for wheelchairs.
and you thought a drive would be good for me?
a breath of fresh air?
What do you usually do?
I don't do anything, Miss Clark. I sit.
and just about exist.
okay, well I could get you your computer?
Did you find a good quad support group I could join?
'Quads-R-Us? The 'Tin Wheels' club?
Or perhaps we could get to know each other a bit.
you know, because then you
could tell me what you DO like to do.
Here's what I know about you, Miss Clark.
My mother says that you're chatty.
could we strike a deal
Whereby you are very 'unchatty' around me?
yeah, well I'll just
be in the kitchen, if you need anything.
Has he done his Stephen Hawking impression yet,
or stuff about "My Left Foot"?
No, he's fine.
okay, well you can take lunch now.
Me and Mr. T. have a few things to take care of this time of day.
- Still a disaster? Yup
Good morning!
not a great day.
Would you like a cup of tea?
Oh! Sorry!
Val dIsere.
good snow that year.
Sorry, I was, I was
You were just looking at my photographs.
thinking how awful it must be having lived like that and ended
up like this.
The rest are in the drawer if you'd like to snoop around further.
Good morning.
Every time I speak, he looks at me like I am stupid.
To be fair, you are pretty stupid.
Yes, but he does not know that yet.
Maybe he's like that with everyone.
until he knows if you are going to stick around.
I mean, it's only been 10 days.
But it feels like a lifetime.
You can't quit, Lou.
Yes? watch me.
Look, I'm thinking of going back to college.
Someone's dropped out of business studies and they can take me back
What? What about Thomas?
There is a nursery on the Campus, we'd come back at weekends.
I do not have a Patrick, Lou
I don't think I'm ever going to have a Patrick.
- I need this
- Oh, I get it!
You just want me to stay here in this miserable job, so
I can help Mom and Dad!
- I've done my fair share.
- Oh yeah?
I can't stay here.
You know I can't.
Please, for me and Tom.
Louisa, some visitors are on their way.
Friends of Wills, it's unexpected.
You might need to
I'll make some tea or coffee
And I'll make myself scarce.
Yes, that would be good.
I think I'll
I think I'll leave them to it.
So how's the Physio and stuff, all coming on,
is there any improvement?
- because you look good.
To what do I owe this pleasure?
I'm sorry it's been so long.
But I have been very busy,
Yes, things are manic at the office.
There's a new chap from New York.
Baines, you ever come across him at all?
total monster.
Some days, I feel that I can hardly leave my chair.
Please say something.
Neither of us meant for this to happen. We were just
friends, for ages.
And if truth be told,
Rupert was a great support, after your accident.
How big of him!
Oh Will, please, I
We should probably go.
I'm sorry will, I really am.
We both are, and I, uh, we
We really do hope things improve for you.
Thank you, you know I tried, for months
He just pushed me away, didn't want me here.
You know, you can only help someone who actually wants to be helped.
I wondered, if you wanted me to
Right, well you'd better not move until I've cleaned that up.
Because I've got no idea what I'd do, if you pop a tire.
It was awful!
It's his girlfriend and his best friend!
You can't blame her.
Are you really saying that you'd stick are with me
if I was paralyzed from the neck down?
- of course I would!
Well, I don['t want someone to stay with me out of pity.
I mean, strangers wipe your ass, Jesus!
Think of all the things you couldn't do
No more running, no more cycling.
Hey, no more sex.
Of course we could have sex!
it's just the girl'd have to be on top.
Ah, well then we'd be doing it then?
Hey, listen.
- about the holiday.
- Yeah?
How do you fancy
- Norway?
- Norway!
- WOW!!!!!!
- yeah! okay!
Eh, boys! I'm in !
the Viking triathlon.
60 miles on a bike.
30 miles on foot.
And then a nice swim through sub zero Nordic seas, yeah!
That's our holiday?
not all of it.
just the beginning, then we'll sight see or whatever
I have never been fitter, Lou.
This is the year to do it.
I just thought if I could see if I could fix some of these.
Or um, y'know
If you wanted to get new ones, I could go into town at lunch time.
or we could both go
You know what, Louisa.
Me smashing those was not an accident.
Sorry, aright, I didn't think
you thought you knew best.
Well, I don't want those pictures staring at me,
Every time I'm in bed,
Waiting for someone to bloody get me out again, okay?
I wasn't going to fix the one of Alicia.
I'm not THAT stupid
Spare me the psychology.
Just go and raid your grandma's wardrobe
or whatever it is you do, when you're not making tea.
You don't have to be an ass!!
Your friends got the shitty treatment, fine. They deserved it.
I'm just trying to do my job, as best I can.
So it would be really nice if you didn't TRY and make my
life so miserable, as you apparently make everyone elses.
And what if I said I didn't want you here?
I'm not employed by you, I'm employed by your mother.
So unless she says she doesn't want me here anymore,
I'm staying.
Not because I care about you,
or particularly enjoy your company.
But because I need the money.
I really need the money.
Just put them in the drawer.
Hi, am I needed?
DVD weather, I think.
"Des Hommes et des dieux".
Something about men?
Yes, it's French gay porn.
You really don't enjoy sarcasm, do you?
The sarcasm is fine
I just don't like superiority
You must hate me, then
Ive never hated anyone.
let me know
if you need anything.
Have you seen it?
I don't really like those kinds of films.
Those kinds of films?
What, did your school not teach you to read?
Sit down.
watch with me, that's an order.
you have no choice!
I do.
Well, they could have left!
they chose to stay.
Yes, no I get it,
being there, gave their lives more meaning, but thats
but you don't agree.
to sacrifice themselves like that.
I mean, could you even imagine?
Did you like the film?
I loved it.
Oh, if you're laughing at me,
I swear to God I will push you out of that chair.
I am not laughing at you.
the sky is clearing
should we get some air?
I am just amazed that you could reach the ripe old age of
- what?
- 26.
Oh? Well, I'm just amazed that at the ripe old age of
31, without having been locked in a cupboard
- for being such a snob.
- What?
E.T. is my favorite film.
E.T. is everyone's favorite film.
I've seen every Bond
sobs the world.
And I've got a soft spot for "Armageddon".
with Bruce Willis.
oil driller. has to save the world from an asteroid.
And he does.
That's better.
What do you do with yourself when you are not here Louisa Clark?
I uh, spend time with my family and
I um, go to the pub.
or I watch TV.
And I watch Patrick running.
Patrick's your boyfriend?
But you don't run with him?
I am not exactly built for it.
This is an impressive list of hobbies.
Well no, no, ok.
I read a bit.
And I, I like clothes.
You like.clothes.
I dont do much, okay?
I go to work, and I go home and that's it.
Wow, your life's even duller than mine.
He's in a good mood.
He told me all about you offering him the pasta with green gravy.
He has never had pesto sauce before!
Whatever, it's all good.
It's a long time since he's laughed at anything.
Hello Mr. Traynor, how are you?
Nathan, what are they doing in there?
He has a check up every six months.
To see if he is getting better?
it's a spinal cord injury.
He's not going to get better.
But you do all those exercises with him.
Yes, to stop his muscles atrophying.
Will's body no longer worksbelow here.
but you're still trying, right?
He's threw everything into physio in the first year.
And all we got was slight movement from his thumb and finger
Then the first bout of pneumonia hit
- and then autonomic dysreflexia.
- And whats that mean?
His blood pressure goes up and down?
He's constantly open to infection.
But theresmedical advances taking place all the time, right?
well, yeah.
but no one's worked out how to fix the spinal cord yet
Oh I hear this one's good.
you don't even notice after a while. Seriously.
Two for the Will Ferrell, please.
Is he okay?
He's not great.
a bit of a chill.
Where is Nathan?
I've called him. He'll be here soon
Look, Camilla's had to go up to London.
are you going to be alright?
- of course.
- yeah?
I'm on my mobile, if you need me.
Will, can I do anything?
My pillows aren't right.
and what do I do?
put your hand under my head.
on my neck and just lift gently.
- Whoa! Jesus!
- What did I do?
your hands are freezing.
can I get you some pain killers?
- Yes.
- Thank You.
Will! It's
It's Lou.
I know.
is there something I should be doing?
some drugs or something?
I'm just really worried and I do not know what to do.
Hello, this is Stephen
Please leave your name and number and I'll call you back.
Hello Mr. Traynor. its' Lou.
I am getting concerned about Will.
And I was wondering if you could just
call me back, ok thanks, bye.
Good day, this is Nathan.
Leave your message and I'll call you back.
- Don't ring Mum.
- What?
it will be fine, Clark.
sorry, I had to walk here.
it took ages with the bloody weather
How are things?
Not great. He's in and out .
and he's not drunk anything.
how long has he been like this?!
maybe four or five hours.
I called you, I did give him pain killers.
you might as well have given him M & Ms.
well he said that he just wanted to sleep.
this is all in the folder, Lou.
Will doesn't sweat the way we do.
If he gets even a slight chill, his temperature goes haywire.
yeah, but he said
bring us a fan and a damp towel, quick.
- fast!
- yeah.
Hey buddy, you alright?
Will? you alright?
wait, focus Lou. You gotta watch what I'm doing.
- Sorry.
- That's right.
He's gonna be okay.
there are very few people out there who can claim
they have out-Bonded James Bond.
But birthday boy Wild Willy, Will Traynor,
is certainly one of them.
Hey Will, any final thoughts, bro?
Im thinking you should be next, mate.
yeah, right!
we're all thinking it ..
Is there really nothing he can't do?
do we hate him?
- Yes.
- we do!
but there's no point dwelling on that on his birthday.
thank God, he's not good looking.
Damn it!
you're not watching French gay porn, I hope
The WiFi connections not strong enough.
What time is it?
Where Is Nathan?
half eight, had to see to another patient.
the snow got pretty bad.
shouldn't you be at home?
you're stuck with me.
Will, can I ask you something?
I suspect you're going to.
What happened?
My Mother didnt tell you?
It's her favorite story.
it was some sort of traffic accident.
you were riding a motorbike?
actually I wasn't.
The bike, hit me.
I am sorry.
Sorry, I'm being chatty again.
And you, you need to rest.
Tell me
Tell me something good.
I used to say that to my Dad!
But if I told you what he said back, you'd think I was insane.
That ship already sailed Clark.
When had nightmares or something, he used to sing.
go on.
He used to sing the Malahonkey song.
The Malahonkey song. I thought everyone knew it.
trust me Clark
I am a Malahonkey virgin.
You're gonna make me sing it now?
I willillillillished, I lillillillillived in the Malalalahonkey land
the lalalalaland where..
so I lalala L-I could plalalalalay
you're insane.
your' whole family's insane.
And you're a god awful singer.
maybe Dad was better.
I think what you mean to say is
Thank you Miss Clark, for attempting to entertain me.
okay, Clark.
Tell me something else.
something that doesn't involve singing.
- about?
- anything.
When I was little
my mum got me a pair of glittery wellies
And I refused to take them off.
I wore them in bed
in the bath
all summer long.
My favorite outfit was
the glittery boots and my bumblebee tights.
bumblebee tights?
black and yellow stripes.
Oh dear God!
And I really really really liked having stripy legs.
And what happened to these gorgeous wellies
and the stripy tights?
ah, I outgrew them.
It broke my heart.
and they don't make those tights anymore.
At least not for grown women anyway.
strange, that?
oh, you can mock!
didn't you ever love anything that much?
Yes, I did.
interesting choice of footwear.
Patrick says, that I make it look like a leprechaun drag queen.
he was being nice.
dont smile at me like that.
Why not?
Because I do not know what it means.
where did you pick up your exotic taste?
What do you mean by that?
it can't be from around here.
Why not?
Because this is the kind of place people come to
when they got tired of actually living.
People here believe think excitement
is a new 'please be quiet' sign going up in the library.
You should be out there,
claiming the world as your own.
showing your leprechaun shoes to dodgy men.
I like my life.
You like everything.
Im happy here.
well you shouldn't be.
You want me to be more like the girls you know, do you?
who go to London,
to marry someone like Rupert.
I believe he's taken.
and ignore the fact that he's shagging his secretary within five years.
and bitch about him at dinner parties,
knowing that won't leave because he's scared of the alimony.
and have sex once every six weeks,
And listen to him going on and on about,
how much he adores the children.
While doing nothing to actually take care of them.
and have perfect hair.
that get this kind of pinched face
and never saying what you actually mean!
and develop an insane Pilates habit.
and buy a dog or a horse.
and develop a crush on the riding instructor.
and would that your husband,
take up jogging when he hits 40.
and buy a Harley.
And know that every day,
he goes into the office,
and looks at the young men
and feels like somehow he got suckered.
and leave him anyway.
And come back here
To give the children a happy childhood.
There were a lot of divorced handovers at the cafe.
I am sorry.
How did you end up in that cafe?
Trina made a bet that I couldn't get a job
in 24 hrs.
I proved her wrong.
And you stayed there six years.
Way to go!
I was supposed to leave
I had a place at Manchester.
What you were going to study?
And why didn't you go?
Do you know what I see when I look at you?
Do not say potential.
You have to widen your horizons Clark.
you only get one life.
And it is actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.
Well you, you need a shave.
If that beard gets any longer, I'll be picking food out of it.
And Ill have to sue you
for undue distress in the workplace
You're changing the subject.
Yeah, I am.
I'll let you.
You're really going to do this?
I'm, uh,
really going to do this.
My mother will be so happy.
yes, well.
we won't let that put us off.
you've got a funny look on your face.
Please do not tell me you shaved off my eyebrows.
Only the one
Freedom?! You call this 'freedom'?!
We all agreed to it
not the specifics, Jesus!
If I hadnt noticed the Swiss postmark
We made an agreement with Will.
six months.
No, I only agreed so that we had six months,
to change his mind.
I can not believe
That you are willing to help our son end his life!
I'd rather that,
than risk him trying it again, alone
It wasn't a cry for help, Camilla,
he meant it and you know that.
and this way we can be with him,
supporting him.
loving him.
He's my son!
Yes, he's my son, too!!
it's his choice.
and this is what he wants.
You know how much pain he's in.
He gave me six months
We can still persuade him.
and do you think the pretty waitress is going to do that?
Can I have the letter, please?
Apparently, the shave was your idea.
nice one, looks great!
I need you.
I know that we need the money,
but this is horrible!
I'm basically just on suicide watch.
I am not going back.
- Yeah
- What?
c'mon, say it
I was thinking about him.
Lou, you can't leave him.
they've got money, right?
I do not want their money!
No, not for you, idiot girl.
If this is what he really wants
the use the time he's got left. Make it special
ask the Traynors for a budget.
And go crazy, organize, I dunno
swimming with dolphins, skydiving.
A nice sexy lap dance?.
city-boys always like a lap dance.
Katrina Clark!
a bucket list.
show him how good this time can be.
Take him to places, make him laugh.
bloody hell!
But Trina, what if
that list could do more than that?
What if it could make him change his mind?
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Will's barely left the house in two years
- and we have tried.
- Yes, but we haven't succeeded.
If Louisa can come up with things that Will is able
and prepared to do, then that's all for the good, surely!
sports, concerts
I'd love to see him do any of these things.
okay, okay.
Louisa, if you can get me a schedule
Ill see if I can shift things around in my diary.
Let do it for himself.
Will needs to be allowed to feel like a man
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Oh my God! what have you come as?
I don't care what you think.
Even if you have got a new haircut!
You look like a mad woman.
an oddly cheerful mad woman.
We're taking Nathan to see the horse racing.
the horse racing?
Yes, Nathan's never been.
Yes, it is true.
and besides, I've got five pounds
On Man Oh Man at eight to one.
my Dad's mate Jimmy ..
said that he's a sure thing.
Just a wild guess
you haven't been racing before either, have you, Clark?
There is a perfect spot!
Right, we're so lucky!
are you sure this isn't going to sink?
No, it's fine. It's gonna be great.
Thanks. That's alright
We need to push.
Whoa sorry!
don't worry, it's only cashmere.
- yeah, it's stuck.
it's fine, it's gonna be fine.
- oh, excuse me!
- Okay?
Hi. Hi.
Do you..would you be able to help us with the
Cause we're a bit stuck.
- We're fine.
- we are not fine.
you're very kind
How are we doing?
Were doing well, doing well.
I thank you very much. Thank you, thank you.
- Thanks guys. Thank You.
You Guys, we're here! It's gonna be fun!
Look! look, look, look, look! There he is.
Don't you think he looks like a sure thing?
Huh, Will?
You're going to lose.
How would you know that?
His ears are flat, his coat is dull.
And he's got a funny walk.
So you know everything about horse racing, too.
I just look, process information
And I make decisions.
and that horse is definitely not going to win.
yeah, well, I like him.
Sometimes you just have to go with your gut.
I'm gonna go and place my bet.
they're lining up at the gate now
The start is on us
and theyre off!
Man o Mann, apparently took the day off.
Whoa, this is nice!
Yes, nothing like being spoon fed in public.
Hello, we want a table for three, please.
Of course, if I could just see your badge?
This restaurant is for Premier badge holders
Oh, well we
We've got the pink badges.
I'm sorry, we can only serve Premier badge holders
okay, are there any other restaurants?
Well, theres our relaxed dining area
And there are stalls outside
The Pig In A Poke
does a nice hot roast in a bun..
with applesauce.
Sharon, can I call Sharon?
So it's
a quiet Monday afternoon and youve,
got a lot of empty tables.
we want to buy a really expensive meal.
And we do not want to eat pork rolls in a stall
- even with applesauce!
I am very sorry, you need a premier are badge,
it's the policy.
ok, ok, ok.
so how much
for a premier area badge?
what would you like, another ten more, perhaps twenty.
we don't sell badges madam
This is a restaurant!
You will need to go to the ticket office to buy it.
Let's go.
No, no, no! This is not fair!
We've come all this way!
I'm not hungry.
No! I'm just gonna run and get the badges
And then we will have our meal.
and you will see that we
well be fine once we've eaten.
- yeah.
- Lou?
I think that Will wants to go home.
Do you know what, Sharon?
You can stick your premier badge
right up your relaxed dining area
okay? okay.
everything's fine.
Great so we're going to
paralyze your eardrums as well, now?
so maybe horse racing
wasn't my best idea.
But this I think you'll enjoy.
So Nathan's never been to a classical music concert, now?
No, I haven't.
Will you please come with me?
I bought the tickets a week ago.
You can say no.
a wind concerto?
I've been assured it doesn't involve farting
There's not chance of Jay-Z?
Sadly, his tickets had just sold out.
Mozart it is then.
okay, would this
be the right sort of thing to wear to a concert?
Metallica no.
Neil Diamond possibly.
I thought Pat was training tonight?
oh no, he is, he is
I'm taking Will to a concert.
sorry, you're going on a date?
it's, it's too 'booby'?
Way too booby!
given it's a man for whom your boobs are mostly eye level.
Oh! you're SO annoying!
you are SO going on a date with Will Traynor.
Get the red dress out.
Oh, kapow!
Lose the scarf.
The scarf why?
If you are going to wear a dress like that, Clark
You have to wear it with confidence.
Only you, Will Traynor
would tell a woman how to wear a bloody dress
- Am I good?
- Yes.
Yes, yes. ..
Is everything okay?
Actually no, there's something digging into my collar.
its the tag.
have we got any scissors in the bag?
I do not know, Clark.
believe it or not, I rarely
pack it myself.
okay then.
got it!.
just be grateful that wasn't in your trousers!
look it, they're starting!.
so you're not a classical music person, then?
hated every minute.
Yes, I could tell.
especially during that oboe solo.
there was something in my eye.
I loved it.
did you?
- Right, we're gonna get you in.
- Wait a minute, Clark.
Are you okay?
I am
I don't want to go in yet.
I just want to be a man who's been to a concert,
with a girl in a red dress.
Just a few minutes more.
So, um
Patrick, wants to meet you.
'Running Man'? Why?
I think he wants to know
who I'm spending all these late nights with.
my parents do too.
I get nervous when I a girl asks me to meet her parents.
They wanted me to invite you to my birthday
dinner next Thursday, but don't worry.
I said you wouldn't want to go.
because you hate strangers and don't like eating in front of people
it seemed pretty obvious.
I'll come, if you want me to.
ah, lads Welcome!
Bernard Clark.
I am sorry, I didn't, I didn't
a curtsy will be fine.
a curtsy, nice one!
This is Josie, my wife.
- Hello.
- Hello.
come on in.
Yes, c'mon.
Thank You.
listen, have fun.
Thank You!
Lord, thank you for the food we eat.
and the company we keep.
Thank you for the opportunities that give us.
and the strength to face the challenges,
we meet on our journey.
- Amen.
- Amen.
So, Will
You bought and sold companies?
something like that.
Would you know this fella, Alan Stonehouse?
the one who, um,
what is it?
asset stripped our firm?
I'm afraid I trained him.
Oh! Well, that's the door.
would you like chicken, love?
six miles, in 28 minutes!
and um
Happy birthday to my girlfriend!
Yes, happy birthday.
- sorry a bit late.
- No, only
28 minutes.
So, couldn't you go back to it, Will? I mean, clearly you're
still sharp as a tack.
- Dad!
- No, it's fine.
The truth is that I thought that I could crack this
and then go back as if nothing had changed.
I was wrong.
This is delicious, Mrs. Clark.
oh, Josie, please!
Well, we wanted to make today special.
Wish Trina could have been here.
She's the brains of the family.
she got put up two years at school, didn't she, Bernard?
overtook our Lou.
not bright enough to to stop herself getting up the duff.
Pat, should I help you to some more chicken?
So, Patrick?
Louisa told me that you're a personal trainer
Life coaching, physical training.
local young entrepreneur of the year, two years running!
Lou told me that you were a bit of action man, before.
I bet you if we got you on a fitness regime
There is actually a Swedish study
that says that you can train muscles
Just trying to
Yes, but don't.
I will bear that in mind.
Thank You.
Happy birthday to you
Happy Birthday, to you
Happy Birthday, Dear Lou
Um, So I just wanted to say
we're very proud of you, love.
and um, I dont know what
we would have done without you, this past year.
Oh Dad!
And Will, thank you for employing her.
- someone had to Hey!
- Hey!
The pleasure has been all mine, really.
its not much, but
Granddad saw something on TV about making your own presents.
Oh, granddad, thank you!
Thank You!
- 9 months
- LOU 4 years
I love it.
oh Mom, thank you!
Thank You!
mine, next.
open it.
I had it made, specially.
Thank you, Patrick!
There's something for you in my bag as well.
You got Lou a present?
that's very kind of you!
- isn't that kind, Bernard?
- That's very kind.
Oh, Oh my God, I don't believe it!
but where did you get them!?
That is a secret.
Only the best pair of tights, ever!
I am going to try them on!
Oh! I can't tell you how much I love them.
really, thanks.
Okay, you can give a kiss.
Thank you, Josie.
It was good to meet you all.
And Patrick, thank you for the, um,
fitness advice.
just helping my girlfriend get the best out of her job.
You're a lucky man.
she certainly gives a good bed bath.
- well done !
- pleased me.
I could take you to a Shakespeare Festival
happens today and tomorrow.
or there is a sculpture park we can visit.
or there is there's wine tasting.
This came.
Wedding of
Alicia Annabell Dewares and Rupert Christopher Collins
can I take YOU somewhere?
The first kiss I ever had,
was on that rampart
Probably didn't hurt that you owned the castle.
Ah, maybe I should have told her.
she dumped me a week later,
for a boy who worked at the local shop.
You're never gonna fit through there!
ah, wow, it's amazing!
Will! Will!
No, please!
- Will, stop!
- Are you coming!?
it's a very bad idea.
it's very dangerous.
it's very, very high.
And windy
when I was a kid, this was
my favorite place in the whole world.
Did you walk around up here,
pretending to be a warrior prince?
..even knicked a sword from one of the exhibits.
weighed a ton
I think that this would still be my favorite spot.
That's because you haven't been anywhere.
Ah, so where's better than this, then?
Place dAuphine, right next to the Pont Neuf.
Sitting outside a cafe with a strong, coffee
and a croissant warm, with unsalted butter
and strawberry jam.
So let's go!
We could get on the EuroStar
right now!
- No.
- but you just said
You don't get it, Clark.
I want to be in Paris, as me.
The old me.
When pretty French girls, give me the eye.
that could be something to look forward to.
If I shut my eyes now,
I know exactly how it feels to be in that little square.
I remember every sensation.
I do not want those memories erased,
by the struggle to fit behind a table.
the taxi drivers, who refuse to take me.
and my wheelchair power pack that
won't charge in a French socket.
But I tell you where we will go, though.
Alicia's wedding.
Will you come with me?
If you want me to.
Whoa! Jesus Mum, hello!
is it too much? Oh, sod it, I don't care!
We are celebrating Lou!
I've got a job!
Oh Dad, that is fantastic!
You are looking
at the new head of maintenance
at the castle.
- God, that is
- I know, I know.
Mr. Traynor rang me himself.
I'm starting tomorrow morning.
a month's trial.
Isn't it brilliant?
and it's good money, Lou.
and he get's his own van.
- see you.
- okay.
But I thought you would be pleased.
No, I am, I am pleased.
I just, I dont know, I feel weird.
Well, don't.
Your dad needed a job and I needed a head of maintenance
Yes, but it is the timing, it's just a bit
it's good.
Your dad will be great.
And, it means
it means what?
it means
that one day, you can go off and spread your wings
without worrying about everyone else.
Put yourself first, for once.
Michael Lawler.
I'm here to see Mr Traynor.
ah, no no, you've got the wrong door.
- he lives in the
- it's okay, Clark.
How was traffic Michael?
y'know, once you're out of London
We'll sit in the courtyard.
You can leave us, thanks Clark.
- How have you been?
- Well, thank you.
I thought he seemed happier, he was smiling, laughing.
Me, too.
Thank you, for telling me.
- yeah?
You will look after him at the wedding, won't you?
I still dont know why we're doing this.
We going to behave, admirably.
Just so you know
that if you do the "My Left Foot" thing
I will drive home and leave you stuck here
With all your ex-girlfriends.
spoil sport.
Will, hi.
It's so good to see you again.
The office is not the same without you.
One minute you were there, running everything and everyone.
And the next
Well, it's, uh, not the same.
It's kind of you to say so, Freddie.
Louisa Clark, Freddie Foster.
Yes, yes, I saw you at the church.
Life isn't all bad then, eh,!
anyway, anyway, must mingle.
What a pleasure to see you.
And you, Miss Clark.
He's a nice guy.
He fancies you.
He needs glasses.
Don't do that.
You look beautiful.
Well, you don't look so shabby yourself.
Ladies and gentlemen,
I give you, the bride and groom,
Mr and Mrs Rupert Collins!
Whoa God!
There ought to be a law against Englishmen on dance floors.
- Bride or Groom?
- oh, neither.
and you?
Godmother to the bride.
What makes me morally responsible for her.
not one of my finer acts.
ooh, you don't think much of her then?
This is a bit depressing!
Still, I can't do these things, sober.
Oh no, wait, there's alcohol in this stuff?
Absolutely, darling
And I firmly encourage you to get as drunk
as possible.
I hear rumors that the father of the bride
is going to inflict another speech on us
Oh, no no no!
I'm supposed to be driving Will home.
Ah yes, young Will.
He was her chance, you know.
only one of that lot, that was worth a damn.
terrible shame.
He is not dead.
no I mean for her, not for him.
Rupert's an asshole.
You take care of him,
He's a good one
Take it from one who knows
Four marriages and counting.
Thank you so much for coming, Will.
It was a lovely day,
I wouldn't have missed it for the world.
- You remember Louisa?
- Oh yeah, yes, yes.
Anyway, you're a real star for being here.
And thank you for
- the um, um
- the mirror
Yes, the mirror. absolutely love that mirror.
Anyway, thank you.
You didn't buy her a mirror!
I know.
okay, you
What do you say, you gonna give me a whirl?
How many of those did you drink?
Let's give these tossers something to talk about.
Are they all appalled?
Move closer?
You smell fantastic.
You know,
you never would have let those breasts so near to me,
if I wasn't in a wheelchair.
Yes, well
you never would have been lookin' at these breasts,
if you hadn't been in a wheelchair.
- of course I would!
- No, you wouldn't.
You wouldn't.
You would have been too busy looking at the leggy blondes
The ones who can smell an expense account at 40 paces.
and anyway, I would have been over there
serving the drinks,
One of the invisibles.
Am I right?
Yes, but in my defense
- I was an ass.
- Yup.
Do you know something, Clark?
You are pretty much
The only thing that makes me want to get up in the morning.
Then let's go somewhere!
anywhere in the world, just you and me
What do you say?
Say yes, Will!
Go on.
- okay
- yeah?
I can't handle this very well you know that.
Look out, Will!
Oh my God!
Why didn't you return any of my calls?
I was worried sick. Are you okay?
I am old enough to spend
The night in a hotel without permission, mother.
I'm guessing she didn't do your tubes?
she did manage to get the portal down me, in the bed.
This is not good, mate. You are sweating.
Look at me, how's your eyesight?
I'm pretty sure you're Nathan, am I right?
and I'm pretty sure you've been on the drink.
Eh, am I right?
- I will be fine.
- Jesus, Will
We had a nice time.
I'm not coming
to extreme, whatever it is called, Norway.
They need me at work.
But you said you'd support me!
I am supporting you, Patrick
I hate cycling and you know I do!
But there's this trip I've got to go on, with Will.
Why can't he just get an agency nurse?
Because it is my job!
What is this Lou?
Your job, it takes priority over everything these days!
Patrick, this is important, okay?
- trust me.
- it's Norway!
It's meant to be a holiday.
I just can't.
Oh, Pat!
He's stable.
He only had cough on Saturday morning.
His lungs are weak.
Any bacteria hits him hard.
Can I go in?
No, Camillas with him.
Let's leave her to it.
It's his fourth bout in two years.
The last nearly killed him.
Thank you.
How he doing?
He's a little better, I think.
Would you like me to take over for a while?
I would really like to change my clothes.
How are you feeling?
I've been better.
I dont know,
you'll do anything for attention, Will Traynor.
I don't think I can be witty today, Clark.
Just dropping off some meds for when he gets back.
Are you alright?
Yes, just um, cancelling everything.
You know, don't you?
I've been with him two years.
His life is hard.
He hides his pain, when he's with you.
But there have been times when I've stayed over.
And I hear him screaming.
In his dreams he's still running or skiing.
still doing things and..
Then he wakes up
And there is nothing I can say to him.
Now, I can't judge what he wants to do
That's his choice.
But that was before me.
Yes and I know that he did pretty much anything
to make you happy.
I want him to live, Lou.
But only if he wants to live.
I can't just let this happen.
I can't.
And we are running out of time.
So if I
could come up with
another trick, that doctors would agree to
would you come with us?
Of course I would
This is unexpected.
I've bought your parents cinema tickets
and your granddad is in his room, asleep. I think
You bribed my parents and jailed my granddad.
I'm an idiot.
But this job of yours is just for a few more weeks
and things will soon be back to normal
and I should be proud
That youre doing something worthwhile.
I don't want to argue with you
less than 300 calories.
What is this?
it's the trip I told you about.
I thought you meant Lords or something.
hot tub under the stars?
Swim with dolphins?
Whoa look! five star luxury
24 hour room service.
This isn't work.
Do you really expect me to just sit here
while you swan off with another man?
on a honeymoon?
His other care giver's coming too.
What? - Two guys, well that's alright then.
This is really important.
Do you know how this feels?
it's like
I'm running permanently just a little
behind the rest of the field.
it's like
theres something bad around the bend
and everyone seems to know what it is, except me.
- Patrick
- Seven years!
We've been together, Lou.
you've known him five months.
But he needs me.
and I don't?
I am sorry.
Well, you got him here.
- Cheers.
- Thank you sir.
Welcome to Paradise
Bienvenue, let me show you to your rooms.
Hey, you!
How are you feeling?
So what's the plan for today?
Um, well, we can stay here for a bit.
Because they rent DVDs at the front desk.
we didnt come all this way to watch DVDs, Clark.
Hey Whoa, oh oh, Oye!
Is there alcohol in that?
Rum, vodka and Cointreau, sir.
She'll have two, please.
- yes sir.
- Thank You.
Oh, I put you in for scuba diving.
Even though I personally didnt want to?!
- Hey!
- Hi.
- Hello.
- Hello
I am going to walk Karen back to her hotel.
Because she shouldn't walk back alone, yknow?
How chivalrous of you!
yeah, very civic minded.
Ah, piss off, the both of you!
Yeah, I've got everything covered.
- Do not worry.
- We will be fine.
alright, yeah, we'll see you later.
- bye!
- Have Fun.
do not, no!
Leave 'em open.
I want to see it.
Don't go back to your room tonight, Clark.
Just do it.
No, I can't I can't and it's gonna be too deep, I can't.
You can, you can do anything.
Why didn't you make me do that earlier?!
That was amazing!
I don't know, Clark.
Some people just won't be told!
I do not want to go home.
This is It has been the best.
You're glad you came, right?
You are a something else, Clark.
I have to tell you something.
I know.
I know about Switzerland.
I have known, for months
Listen, I know
that this is not how you would have chosen it.
But I
I can make you happy!
- No.
- What?
No, Clark.
I get that this could be a good life.
but it's not, "My life".
its not even close
You never saw me, before
I loved my life.
Ive really loved it.
I cant be the kind of man, who just accepts this.
Yes, but you're not giving it a chance.
You're not giving ME a chance.
I, have become a whole new person
these last six months, because of you.
I know.
and that is why I can't have you tied to me.
I don't want you to
Miss all the things that someone else could give you.
and selfishly
I dont want you to look at me one day
and feel even the tiniest big of regret.
or pity.
I would never would think that!
You don't know that.
I can't watch you
wandering around the annex
in your crazy dresses
or see you naked and not
not be able to
Oh God, Clark!
If you had an idea of what I want to do to you right now
I cannot live like this.
Please Will!
being with you
is the most wonderful thing.
You could have ever done for me.
But I need it to end here
No more pain and exhaustion
and waking up every morning..
already wishing it was over.
It's not going to get better than this.
The doctors know it and I know it.
When we get back, I am going to go to Switzerland.
So I'm asking you, if you
really feel the things you say you feel.
Come with me.
Yes I know, but
I thought that you were changing your mind
Nothing was ever going to change my mind.
I promised my parents six months
And that's what I've given them
No, no!
Don't say another word.
You're so selfish!
I tore my heart out in front of you
And all you can say is "no".
And now,
You want me to come and watch
The worst thing you can possibly imagine.
Do you have any idea of what you are asking?
I wish I had never taken this stupid job.
I wish I had never met you.
You alright?
Oh look at you, you look wonderful!
You do.
Great photos of you on the beach.
- and also swam, and everything too, right?
- Yes, it was great.
How was the flight?
Well, we got here in one piece.
Are you hungry?
We can eat in the restaurant in the Inter Continental.
- I could eat.
- Excellent.
Louisa, let me give you a hand with those.
Actually, I need to get home
Oh c'mon. We want to know how you got on.
let her go.
Louisa!! Louisa
Wait, Louisa please.
You do not have to pay me.
I'm sorry.
Sit down, Josie, love, please!
Lou is upset enough.
and his parents know?
I mean
What kind of people are they?
Mrs. Traynor, does not know what else she can do.
its his choice.
- some choices you don't get to make!
He's not in his right mind!
people who are vulnerable should not be given the chance to
it's complicated, Mom.
It is not. It's simple.
- Mom?
- No!
You can't be a part of this.
it's no better than murder.
I tried, Dad.
I tried so hard!
But I failed.
Who says you failed?
I'm not sure anyone in the world
could ever persuade that man
once he'd set his mind to something
you can't change who people are.
Then what can you do?
You love them.
No one could have done more than you.
You have a heart as big as that castle
and I love you for it.
Have you seen Mr. Traynor?
They left.
This morning.
Dad, have I made a huge mistake?
call them.
you still have time.
Do not worry, Mom will come 'round.
I'll talk to her.
You're doing the right thing, Lou.
You have to go.
You were useless until you met him.
He's just through there.
- Ma'am.
- Oh!
Thank you.
Sorry, I didn't mean to.
The familiar sound of Louisa Clark making an entrance.
we'll leave you be.
Thank you.
Don't tell me
You've come to prepare my last cup of tea.
Actually no
I'm here to kidnap you.
I am going to steal you and I'm going to take you to, um
- Where?
- to Rio.
Or, my Mum and Dads, I haven't quite decided yet.
Come here.
Look at me.
Please look at me!
- I can't.
- Tough.
I need to see that face.
I need to see that face of yours.
Even if it is all
pink and blotchy
You really are a most impossible man, Will Traynor.
and the world will definitely be a better place without me.
Don't be sad, Clark.
Tell me something good.
I wililililish I lililililived
in Malalalahonkey land
Will you stay?
As long as you want me to.
Can you call my parents in?
a few weeks should have passed by the time you read this.
If you've followed the instructions, you'll be in Paris.
in one of those chairs that never sit quite level on the pavement
I hope it's still sunny.
Across the bridge to your right you will see L'Artisan Parfumeur.
You should try the scent, Papillon Extreme.
I always did think it would smell great on you.
- Ca va?
- Oui, Ca va.
There are a few things
I wanted to say and couldn't,
because you would have got all emotional.
And wouldn't have let me finish.
So, here it is.
When you get back home,
Michael Lawler will give you access to a bank account.
that contains enough to give you a new beginning.
Don't start panicking
its not enough for you
to sit around for the rest of your life.
But it should buy you your freedom.
Wear those stripy legs with pride.
Knowing you still have possibilities.
is a luxury, and knowing
that I might have given them to you has
eased something, for me.
So, this is it.
You are scored on my heart, Clark.
You were, from the first day you walked in.
With your sweet smile and your ridiculous clothes.
And your bad jokes.
and your complete inability
to ever hide a single thing that you felt.
Don't think of me too often.
I do not want you getting sad.
Just live well.
Just live.
I'll be walking beside you every step of the way.
Love, Will