To critique or not to critique

Me Before You. If you haven’t heard the controversy surrounding this movie and the book it’s based off of floating around social media, good. You’re lucky. So…these are just some thoughts on critiquing a movie or book you haven’t personally seen or read for yourself.

  1. Don’t.
  2. Unless. . .you have in fact, seen the movie or read the book.
  3. Especially this one. Unless you are yourself disabled–specifically quadriplegic.
  4. OR. You have been a caregiver for someone who is disabled.
  5. Take time to actually read the book first, and then see the movie, so you can better think through what’s going on in the story before making final judgments. It tends to work out better that way, and you’ll be a better person for it.

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