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Summer tearjerker 'Me Before You' is a different kind of love story - but you'll still cry

Summer tearjerker 'Me Before You' is a different kind of love story - but you'll still cry

"Did you cry?" Jojo Moyes asked.

The author wanted to know if the film version of her bestselling novel "Me Before You" had brought a viewer to tears. It was a reasonable question: Her book, a love story about a wheelchair-bound young man who falls for his caretaker, has emotionally devastated its 6 million readers.

So she's hoping the movie adaptation, which stars Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin, has the same effect.

"I've been standing in the back of the theater during screenings, waiting to see who's sniffing," said the 46-year-old Brit, calling from her home in Essex. "If it's not 70% or above, I'm not pleased."

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