COLLIDER – First of all, I just want to note that in the press release for Netflix’s new movie Irreplaceable You, the tagline is: “Fall in love with childhood sweethearts Abbie and Sam, just in time to watch them try to say goodbye.” Ice cold! But yeah, that should set up your expectations for the movie, which stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Black Mirror) and Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones) as Abbie and Sam, just as Abbie receives a devastating diagnosis that changes the course of their future together.
Because Abbie is concerned that Sam won’t be able to fend for himself in this wide world as a 30-something male, she goes to elaborate lengths to set him up with a new girlfriend. Seems unlikely, but stick with me here — the lesson is to not focus on the what-ifs of the future, but to live in the now. Gasp!
Anyway, what I’m saying is: get ready to cry. Irreplaceable You premieres Friday, February 16th on Netflix, and also stars Steve Coogan, Kate McKinnon, and Christopher Walken. The movie is also the feature directorial debut of former Veep producer and director Stephanie Laing. Check out the trailer below: