Holly on Hollywood-Me Before You

“Holly on Hollywood”

by Holly McClure

“Me Before You”

***Spoiler Alert: For those who haven’t read the book, I discuss the ending so that parents can be discerning concerning their young teens who may want to see this movie. Clarke has a large fan base from “Game of Thrones”.

“Me Before You” stars Emilia Clarke as Louisa (Lou), a cheerful, small-town girl with a quirky wardrobe and bright smile, hired to care for Will (Sam Claflin), a wealthy and handsome quadriplegic, paralyzed after being struck by a motorcycle two years earlier. Will has a hard time no longer living the active life he once lived and makes the decision to end his life by being euthanized in Switzerland. Lou is determined to change his mind by winning Will over with her wit, charm, zest for life and ultimately, her love.

The PG-13 drama is for mature themes about…


living with disabilities, suicide and implied sexual situations. Clarke is charismatic, stealing every scene with her beautiful smile and vivacious love of life. Claflin gradually goes from brooding cynicism to a charming, romantic lead who appears to be happy, until he comes to the end of the six months (of life) that he promised his parents. Sadly there is no spiritual belief or discussion of faith between the characters, so the audience is left with limited dialogue and a few clichés, about a serious topic that deserves more.

Faced with the choice to live a life of love with limitations or selfishly end his life of misery and pain, Will makes a choice that is both depressing and disappointing, leaving the audience with the idea that it is better to be dead than disabled. The films mixed message and ending, makes for a great discussion afterwards. And for those who know who Joni Eareckson Tada, her testimony of faith and how it helped her live life as a paraplegic, strongly makes a case for choosing life!


“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”

~Holly On Hollywood~

Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.

Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, and other affiliates.

In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.

Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!

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2 comments on “Holly on Hollywood-Me Before You

  1. Shari says:

    This movie promotes suicide. I strongly advise against any Christian seeing it. Hollywood doesn’t need our money supporting such unbiblical ideas.

    • laundrymoms says:


      Thank You so much for being a voice in The Laundry Moms community! We agree there are many movies released by Hollywood that have no place for family viewing! That is why last week we made the decision we would begin adding the little “Red Flag” icon to any movies we featured that needed additional consideration to warn parents. We hope you find this helpful as well for sharing with friends and family! Our goal is to feature movies that are family friendly and also help parents make informed decisions so they can choose their movies wisely for their family.

      See the ***Note Below featured and explained on the X-Men review:

      *** Editors Note: We love our readers and wanted to share with you an insightful review for the new X-Men:Apocalypse movie. Our very own Holly McClure does a wonderful job each week sharing her reviews to give you wisdom for your family on each film for you to determine if it’s suitable for your viewing audience. In order to help in your discernment we will be adding an icon of a “red flag” to any movies we feel might need extra precaution before allowing your family or children to attend. We value you and your family and we believe it is our responsibility as a voice for the next generation to help make you and your family aware of potential questionable movies that might seem innocent at first glance. Please watch for our red flag icon in the future! ~Angela Rose

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