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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





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 ... 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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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, MRI images don't have colors. See more »


Jane: [to Abbie in the hospital] Don't touch your face. I don't want you to get sick.
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Featured in The Month in Movies: February 2018 (2018) See more »


Cool Out
Written by Matthew E. White, Andy C. Jenkins and Andre H. Devonne
Performed by Matthew E. White feat. Natalie Prass
Courtesy of Domino Recording Co.
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Pretty good netflix watch
20 February 2018 | by noahhibdonlhhsSee all my reviews

Irreplaceable You is the story of a couple who had been in love since childhood, but their worlds came crashing down when Abbie (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is diagnosed with terminal cancer. One of the biggest issues with this film was such a contrast in the tone, because a story about a couple torn apart by cancer seems sad, but the first hour is really upbeat and feels like a romantic comedy, glazing over the impending death like a formality. The tone eventually shifts to a more somber setting, but this contrast was really off-putting and distracted from the movie. That being said, the rest of the film was pretty good. Christopher Walken had a touching lovable character and the two main actors clearly had great on screen chemistry with each other. It was a touching film that really worked the emotions in the latter half, but the first half is so different it barely feels like the same movie. Alone, each half is really good, but together it can be conflicting. Overall a great netflix film for movie night with a significant other. Definitely worth the watch.

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16 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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