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Irreplaceable You (2018)

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A couple who have known each other since 8 are destined to be together until death do them apart.


Stephanie Laing


Bess Wohl
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Abbie
Michiel Huisman ... Sam
Steve Coogan ... Mitch
Timothy Simons ... Dominic
Jacki Weaver ... Estelle
Kate McKinnon ... Glass Half Full Kate
Christopher Walken ... Myron
Zach Cherry ... Jim
Jessie Ennis ... Melanie
Glenn Fleshler ... Mean Phil
Zabryna Guevara ... Dr. Michaelson
Brian Tyree Henry ... Benji
Rick Holmes Rick Holmes ... Dr. Kessler
Alanna Masterson ... Sally
Gayle Rankin ... Mira


A couple who have known each other since 8 are destined to be together until death do them apart.

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Don't focus on what if. Focus on what is.


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

16 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'unica See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Color (technicolor)
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Did You Know?


This was the second Netflix movie released in February 2018 starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The first was The Cloverfield Paradox (2018). See more »


At 12:01, when Dr. Kessler shows the MRI image, the bigger tumor is the size of a grape, not a grapefruit. See more »


[Abbie is coughing, vomiting]
Sam: Yeah, I tend to have that effect on women.
[Both laugh]
Sam: Too soon?
[Abbie vomits more]
Sam: Yeah, too soon.
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Featured in The Month in Movies: February 2018 (2018) See more »


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Written by Corey M. Greenberg
Performed by Jeu Green
Courtesy of Lyric House, LLC
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Sticks to the recipe
8 March 2018 | by elliest_5See all my reviews

It's not a bad film. It's definitely watchable and I did get a little teary towards the end, so I wouldn't call it soul-less either. It just doesn't have enough soul and it doesn't have enough originality.

In fact, I've recently come up with a category of films that this would totally fit into. It's called "scripts that could have been written by an AI". A successful AI mind you - one that has been fed every produced script on the same topic, but also one that cannot produce anything genre-defying or ground-breaking.

So here's the recipe it operates on:

-Take the "Love Story" (the 1970 film) premise (as used by a million other films between then and now).

  • Add a specific take and tension to the story, as previously done by films like "My Life Without Me" (2003)

-Create good chemistry between two stereotypical protagonists (the "loveable and deceptively sexy nerd" male and the "strong, funny, and beautiful" female)

  • Add the sidekicks: the "mischievous, promiscuous, but supportive best mate", the "(much older, quirky, and wisecracking) unlikely friend", the "overbearing but still loving" mother, plus a couple more distinct-enough-but-not-too-memorable-so-as-not-to-overshadow-the-protagonists characters.

  • Make the photography and styling Instagrammable

  • Add a pleasant soundtrack

  • Cast a veteran actor in the old-but-quirky role

-Cast a hunk recognisable from an extremely popular TV series to attract the fandom

-Lightly sprinkle on top with quotable wisdoms about the meaning of life and death

And there you have it. Served lukewarm on Netflix.

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