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Chicago, see Emilia Clarke in Me Before You early and for free

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When quirky Lou (Emilia Clarke) takes a job caring for wealthy, quadriplegic Will (Sam Claflin), she finds her naturally sunny disposition at odds with her new employer. Will the two overcome their differences to find some common ground? Perhaps the bigger question here is: Is there any way that Brit-lit adaptation Me Before You can rise above its premise and become more than an “upscale Lifetime movie?” That may seem unlikely if it weren’t for such an intriguing cast—a veritable who’s who of geekery: Game Of Thrones’ Clarke and The Hunger Games’ Claflin are joined by former Doctor Who companion Jenna Coleman, Harry Potter classmate Matthew Lewis, and none other than Charles “a Lannister always pays his debts” Dance. Me Before You comes from first-time feature director Thea Sharrock, with a screenplay by the source novel’s author, Jojo Moyes.


Me Before You hits theaters on June 3, but The A.V. Club and Warner Bros. have an opportunity for you to see it for free a few days early on Wednesday, June 1. For your chance to win a pair of passes to the advance screening, simply follow the link here and enter your information. Remember: Advance screenings are often intentionally overbooked, so be sure to arrive early if you want to guarantee yourself a seat. An official plot synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.

Oftentimes you find love where you least expect it. Sometimes it takes you where you never expected to go… Louisa “Lou” Clark (Emilia Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge. Taking a job at the local “castle,” she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years prior, and whose whole world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye. No longer the adventurous soul he once was, the now cynical Will has all but given up. That is until Lou determines to show him that life is worth living. Embarking together on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for, and find their lives—and hearts—changing in ways neither one could have imagined.