Despite having zero qualifications, a 20-something working-class girl who dresses like a nine-year-old is hired as a caregiver for a bitter young quadriplegic considering assisted suicide. They bond. Emilia Clarke, who seems to have learned acting from Japanese home dramas featuring perky, mugging heroines, is irritatingly twinkly, adorably clumsy and resembles a Disney cartoon sidekick. I think her eyebrows are prehensile. This shameless blubberfest is calculated, emotionally dishonest and aimed squarely at the book’s five million hanky-wringing readers. Disabled groups have protested against it. (110 min)
About Don Morton
Don Morton has viewed some 6,000 movies, frequently awake. A bachelor and avid cyclist, he currently divides his time between Tokyo and a high-tech 4WD super-camper somewhere in North America.